Thursday, December 31, 2009

MyWorld Tuesday: Botanical Garden

Going to the Botanical Garden in the middle of winter? Most people think there's nothing to see, but there is.
We met about five other people, which was fine by me. I enjoyed the quiet and the sound of the snow when we walked.
After two hours, I was freezing and glad to see the little hut where we sat and drank some hot tea. It's a replica of a shelter woodcutters in Finland use and it warms up pretty fast even with only two people in it.

a tea crabapple tree - the apples are edible, but apparently don't taste really good. The redwings (Turdus iliacus) didn't mind and hung out in that tree in a group of about 40 birds.


The Good Life in Virginia said...

enjoyed your winter captures in the botanical garden...would be nice to have a spring/summer/winter view...
have a lovely evening.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely stroll! I love the little cottage! And what a great place to have a cup of tea and warm up!! Thanks for taking us along! Your photos are delightful!

Hope your new year is off to a great start!


Carver said...

I love your shots of the botanical garden in the winter. There is always lots to see outdoors.

Stine in Ontario said...

Thanks for taking us with you! Yes, there's lots to see even in winter. :)

Samson said...

lovely series of photo's.. thanks for sharing


ewok1993 said...

If we have a real winter here I would be out too. Traditionally, my hubs and I love to vacation in the winter when prices of travel are lower.

Happy New Year.

SandyCarlson said...

What a neat place under snow. Sleepy and gentle.

Martha Z said...

That's a pretty little bird, I'm not familiar with it. It's nice there was a warming hut, it looks like a frigid walk.

Arija said...

Love the woodcutter's hut, so Haensel and Gretel.
A lovely walk to take on a winter's day.

Carolyn Ford said...

So beautiful! I can imagine how nice this is in the other seasons as well. Delightful set of photos!