Thursday, October 13, 2011

The English Gardens

Well,finally I am back with a post. It seems that the days slip by so quickly.
I have often talked about and shown pictures from the English Gardens in Winnipeg.Today I want to take you,my friends for a walk in the garden,again.
I welcome your company as we take a leisurely walk on a beautiful day.

This is the first thing you see as you enter the gardens.
As I have said before,the gardeners take great pride in 'their' gardens.
Right along the perimeter of the garden are these pillars and each one is adorned with a huge basket of flowers and/or vines.
I believe this is a sweet potato vine in this one.

The walk that leads into the garden draws your eyes right to the centre,where there is a small pond and a display of greenery.
Each year the display is different,yet beautiful.
Notice the benches placed around the pond,so one can sit and enjoy the peaceful scene.

In one spot in the garden is a small Cacti garden.
This is just one of the succulents displayed there.These plants,of course are moved indoors for winter.

Here is another one of the plants in the Cacti garden.

To the back of the gardens, a path takes you to a somewhat larger pond,which is more natural looking.This was taken on the path to this pond. 
I loved how the sunlight lit up the Coleus along the walk.

I have no idea what the bright green plants are,but in front of them are Rudbeckias.
Again the sunlight was like a spotlight on this area.

The whole garden is linked together with beautiful walkways.Along one of these,at the edge of the garden,in a more wooded area,was this log,complete with a foliage frog sitting on it.At least I think it is supposed to be a frog.

One last picture,I know I have more than my usual five today.
The ornamental grasses just add to the charm of this place.

I hope you enjoyed our walk through the English Gardens.
If I lived closer I would be there at least every week.

Thought for today:
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful.
Welcome it in every face,in every sky and in every flower.

50 comments:

Sandra said...

i did enjoy the walk and this looks a lot like our gardens here at Selby. i love the cacti and the benches and especially the sun painting the flowers

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thanks so much, Ruth, for taking me along on your walk through the gardens... What a fabulous place. I could just move in and sleep there!!!!!

Great set of photos... Thanks so much for sharing. I loved them all...
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Such a beautiful place. I can see why you enjoy it so much. Thanks for taking us along today.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Hi Ruth, I'm so glad to see you again, I miss you when you don't post in so long. The gardens are wonderful. I,too, would be there all the time. and I never count people's pictures. With yours, the more the better. My favorite is that fat greenery frog!! And the light was just right, adding such a beautiful glow to these pictures!

Diane said...

Oh, thank you for the walk through the English gardens. I think a cup of tea would be in order, don't you. Why don't we just sit somewhere where we can enjoy the gardens a little longer. I love the creative planting with the sunshine as spotlighting. Blessings Ruth, Diane

Misty said...

That garden is so lovely!

S. Etole said...

What a delightful place for a walk. There is much wisdom in the quote you have shared, too.

Dorothy said...

I enjoyed your pictures from your walk in the gardens. All are beautiful, but I'm especially fond of the cacti!

Janice K said...

So, so pretty!

Montanagirl said...

Very beautiful, and what a neat place to go walking.

Unknown said...

Ruth, lovely photos! It's a beautiful place to visit! It's been a long long time since I was there and it's looking as great as ever!

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh my Ruth, that was beautiful. Thank you for the tour. Your photos are stunning, love the blurred border frames.

TexWisGirl said...

the blooms, the grasses, the mosses, trees - all beautiful, but you captured the lighting in these shots just perfectly!!! SO gorgeous!

Karin said...

As always, your photos are stunning!! They sure take great care of that beautiful space! I've been wondering though if that little boy statue with the hole in the boot is also still at the entrance as I remember it from over 40 yrs. ago!

Lisa said...

Oh My Goodness how very stunning.
Loved each of these Ruth.
Nice to see you update. Seems I have been away too long.
Loved your framing also.

warriormom said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for bringing me along for the walk and thank you for your thought for the day.

George said...

Thanks for taking us along with you to the English Gardens. I can understand why you like it so much. We feel much the same way about the Biltmore Gardens which we visit several times a year. Your photos are simply marvelous.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful gardens, Ruth. BTW your new profile pic is wonderful.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I have a similar succulent, except mine is redder.

I wonder if there is a big sweet potato inside the planter. My friend left her sweet potato bush run wild. When she eventually dug it up, she got a kilo size tuber. It was too fibrous to eat.

reba said...

OH MY WOW!!! What a awesome garden to take a walk in. I have never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing and stopping my my blog. WHat a disappointment for you from yours. I am so sorry for your loss, Jake. I'm sure he is looking down with so many loving memories. Blessings, I enjoyed my walk through the garden so much.

Pat said...

Thank you for the lovely virtual walk through the English Gardens, Ruth. It is a feast for the eyes! May the Lord pour out blessings on you. (((hugs))) Pat

Unknown said...

A wonderful place to spend time and thought.

My name is Riet said...

I loved that walk in the English garden Ruth. Beautiful series of photo's
I love your new photo, you look so elegant.
Have a nice weekend!

Shelley said...

That walk through English Gardens was magnificent! So beautiful!!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, A beautiful post here. The gardens are really something to see. I always enjoy visiting gardens like this. I wonder if you have ever seen the famous Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC? A lot of my friends to the North have some green thumbs for sure. Thank you for sharing your blog and hope you are doing well. Best regards, John

Julie G. said...

Thank you for taking us on a walk through the lovely English Gardens. Oh what a glorious day you must have had meandering in paradise. Your photographs are exquisite! I felt a sense of peace when scrolling through this beautiful post. A joy to visit your delightful blog!

~Brenda said...

Thanks so much for the walk; very peaceful...

Elaine said...

A lovely walk we shared today!

Kerri Farley said...

I loved our walk! Those cacti are pretty amazing!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous walk Ruth, and I really needed this today! It is cold, raining, and very windy here. Your pictures are beautiful as ever, and I love the saying at the end.
B.

Anita Johnson said...

Hi Ruth, What a beautiful place to visit!

EG CameraGirl said...

The gardeners there SHOULD be proud of their work. The garden is very well cared for!

Betty Manousos said...

great blooms!
that is a beautiful walk through those wonderful english gardens! thanks, ruth, for taking me along on your walk through that magical place!

what lovely photos, too!!

hope you're having a grand weekend!

betty

BlueShell said...

Hi...
You are a true ARTIST!
I was moved ...and tear drops...fell...

Thak you for beying there.

I'll try to come here again...because this is a litlle piece of paradise (sorry for my poor english...)

Greetins from Portugal.

Anonymous said...

Lovely views ...

Susan said...

thanks for taking me along on your walk...beautiful pictures...have a great week..

Dawning Inspiration said...

I think I want to move right into that garden to live! It's gorgeous! Great job with the images...

Shug said...

Hi Ruth...
I so enjoyed this walk...If a garden can be this gorgeous here on Earth, then I can't even begin to imagine how beautiful the gardens will be in our heavenly home...
Good post..
Blessings,
shug

Ruth said...

What a beautiful and welcoming spot.

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, These are just wonderful photos of an amazingly beautiful place. Yes, I would spend lots of time there if possible. I'm sure the beauty of the gardens change with each season. Thanks for sharing your "walk" with us. Have a lovely week. Mickie :)

Mary said...

Oh, my...what a lot of beauty! I love that first shot with the brick post and vine....perfectly captured to catch our eye in enjoyment. I wanted to walk right in beside you.

Cicero Sings said...

I just sent a comment but I don't know if it went? iPods are so frustrating!

Rick said...

Again you've done a superb job of capturing the beauty in these gardens, Ruth ! Amazing, and I love how you framed that beauty.

And I try to adhere to the wisdom in that quote at every opportunity !

Debbie said...

the lighting in these make them extraordinary!! i am so happy that you are too busy to post!! that's wonderful (wink)

Dave Lord said...

Going to Canterbury later next month to enjoy English Gardens up close and personal!

Thanks for the foretaste.

Dave Lord

Leedra said...

I think it is a frog too.

This post is so wonderful, I felt the peace of the garden. I am sure it is so nice to slowly walk through it on a beautiful day. You captured it so well.

hobetz said...

beautiful photos

Willard said...

Another beautiful series, Ruth. I always enjoy the beauty you capture with your camera and your love for your subjects shines through in your photographs.

I also like the frames that you put around the photographs. Well done!

Steven Scott said...

Wonderful photos. Thanks for such an interesting blog.

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