These bright pink azaleas were one of few types of flowers at Chicago Botanic Garden’s Japanese garden. A sign says that the custom in Japan is to have few flowers in the garden, because they are a temporary feature. Anyway, I thought these gorgeous azaleas added some wonderful color among the green!
Miltenberg, Germany, a beautiful small city with some 9,000 or so inhabitants, is located in northern Bavaria on the Main River. This post features ways – how people move around – and means – what is used to get around – in this picturesque town, for Which Way Photo Challenge, now with a new host, Alive and Trekking.
This photo was taken from the Main River, not at Miltenberg, but representative of personal watercraft.
On May 29, we visited Lincoln, Nebraska. One of the attractions in Lincoln is the Sunken Gardens. I love gardens so I had to see what that was! I used the following subjects from Cee’s Challenge: trees, dark red, tan, green, bricks, geometry, bush
In the winter of 1930-31, during the Great Depression, the city of Lincoln provided jobs for 200 family men. Some of them were put to work creating a terraced display garden at this spot.
The Park Superintendent, Ernest M. Bair, declared in November 1930 that “the spot lends itself perfectly to the making of a sunken garden.”
Water lilies were to be displayed in the eastern rectangular pond,
while a cascading waterfall would spill into a circular pool.
Many changes have been made over time, but the garden remains in essentially the same configuration
and is tended with love and care.
Over the next few days, I will be posting flowers from the Sunken Gardens of Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Ragtag Daily Prompt for today is dappled. Dappling often frustrates my attempts at getting clear photos of glass doors or windows. However, in these photos, being dappled is a good thing!
Between cabins at Blacks Cliff Resort, Lower Kaubashine Lake, Wisconsin Stairway to the lake, Blacks Cliff Resort 4th of July sidewalk, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Gardener’s tools, Des Plaines, Illinois
My coneflowers are now blooming, good for attracting butterflies! Yesterday I saw a monarch butterfly in my garden for the first time this year – unfortunately, it flew away before I could get a photo of it!
Although there is a lot of kitschy, weird stuff on Route 66, one of the weirdest places we saw on our road trip was in Baker, California (not on Route 66): Alien Fresh Jerky! So for Cee’s Oddball Challenge this week, I present the most oddball pictures at this alien haven in the California desert!
Behind and to the left of the giant alien sign is the purported largest thermometer in the world!
Aliens take over Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria!
And the oddest thing of all? They’re expanding this place – the following picture shows a hotel under construction near the Alien Fresh Jerky store.