Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #63: Rotary Gardens


Last month a friend and I stopped at Rotary Gardens in Janseville en route to Illinois. Skies were slightly overcast and a light rain was falling, but it was still an enjoyable visit. The Japanese Garden, with it's stone lanterns and dry sea, was especially striking in the soft rain. Spring flooding was most evident here, as paths and bridges were impassable due to high water (see pic below, as well as previous post). Magnolia, tulips and daffodil were especially plentiful as the gardens awakened.





























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Adelle Laudan * Andi * Ms Menozzi * Jana
Shelley Munro * Jennifer McKenzie * Nina Pierce
Darla * Ivette * Alice Audrey * Paige Tyler
Morgan St. John * Savannah Chase * Tempest Knight
Chloe Devlin * Gwen Mitchell * Janice

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18 comments:

Ms Menozzi said...

What a beautiful post! I really enjoyed these pics - you've conveyed the feel of the day very well.

Great stuff!

Happy T13!
Ciao...

Shelley Munro said...

I love spring flowers. It's my favorite time of the year with all the color arriving again after winter. Nice photos.

Adelle said...

Looks like a little piece of heaven. Thanks for sharing Happy T13!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these.
That John Muir quote is going to stay with me today.

Darla said...

What a lovely place to visit! Thanks for taking us along! :)

Jana said...

What a lovely place. Love the pictures, Trix!

Nina Pierce said...

Wow, those are beautiful photos. Looks like a very tranquil place.

Come on over and see my T13!

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Ivette said...

Happy T13! Loving the awesome and very beautiful pictures in you post today. I love to look at flowers because I can't be near them much. I sometimes get sneezing fits if I'm near them too long. Hope to see you at my 5th edition about Katie MacAlister at Talk About My Favorite Authors blog.

Heather said...

Thank you, all. It truly was quite peaceful. I think the light rain that was falling made seem even further away from civilization than it actually was.

Paige Tyler said...

Great pics!

*hugs*
Paige

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Bethanne said...

it's beautiful. And seeing it reminds me that I sent my 7 yo son out last week to take pictures of all the flowers in my yard so I'd be ready for T13...
Sheesh, even when I prepare :eyeroll:

Savannah Chase said...

oh wow, thats just amazing.....love the pics

Happy T13

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Alice Audrey said...

Gorgeous, even under water. I have never been to the gardens. You’re making me want to go.

Heather said...

Thanks Paige and Savannah!

Bethanne~ Hehe...can't wait to see your flower pics!

Alice~ I could probably do a couple of these with the pics I've taken here in town at Olbrich. maybe I'll have to do that some time! And you should definitely visit a botanic garden in your area! I swear you can feel the stress stripping away.

Chloe Devlin said...

What a cool place! Makes me want to take my notebook and sit and write.

Chloe

Unhinged said...

Love the photos. The bridge/walkway under water made me sad, though. I hope the wood is okay...

Gwen Mitchell said...

Awesome pics, Heather. It looks lovely!

Heather said...

Chloe~ On a dry day, it would definitely be a peaceful place to write. I wish the benches hadn't been too wet to sit the day we were there!

Gwen~ Thank you! *g*