Saturday, July 31, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Cantigny Gardens

We toured the beautiful Cantigny Gardens at the McCormick Mansion and museum.  I have never seen such beautiful gardens anywhere,  I took so many photos I would be embarrassed to tell you how many.  The problem is that they are all worthy of being posted.  But I will spare you that.  Here are a couple for today and I will dribble the rest out slowly so as not to choke you.  I say again that they were a feast for the eyes, ears, nose, and touch.  I did not taste any although many were edible.  More later.  Enjoy the reflection of the water lilies, and a quick sample of only one of the lovely formal areas.

This beautiful circular garden is composed entirely of yellow Marigolds and large violet Zinnias .and is enclosed by a privet hedge.  This panorama view opens the near side so that it's circular shape is not obvious.  Simple but quite elegant the whole is a magnet for butterflies, bees and beetles.  I will show proof of that soon enough.
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Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

You've taken us on another beautiful visit. Lots of GREEN!

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Quel magnifique endroit de paix et de sérénité ! A consommer sans modération !

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

I love the water shot - it's so tranquil.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm ready to choke! Nah, just kidding, both pictures are lovely. I know how hard it is to select pictures...!

The top one is wonderful actually, great framing and colors.

Luckaa said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful garden!

James said... [Reply to comment]

You weren't kidding that is a great reflection photo!