Monday, August 19, 2013

Lush Green


This is a Japanese garden we visited while in Illinois last month. It's a beautiful place, although the photos don't convey the 100+ degree heat index on the day of our visit.






Linking to Our World Tuesday

Today's Tip:
A change in perspective can make a big difference in photos. Getting lower or higher than typical eye level can make things more interesting or reveal things we didn't previously see.



25 comments:

Joop Zand said...

A wonderful place an you have made BEAUTIFUL pictures...wish i could be there for a while.

Greetings, Joop

Carole M. said...

fantastic Brian; lovely every view. Those gardens from the Japanese are so serene and majestic. Shame it was so hot during your visit there but you came back with beautiful photos to share

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful images!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks like a cool and refreshing oasis on that hot day. A very beautiful gardens and photos.

Andy said...

I rate all of these photo at A+. Fantastic!

Andee said...

I love the waterfalls. That looks like a beautiful place to visit (but maybe in cooler temps).

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful place and fantastic pictures. It sure doesn't look like a 100+ day.

TexWisGirl said...

it is really beautiful - and yes, the photos look rather refreshing. :)

Terri said...

Looks like a beautiful, peaceful place to visit. Sorry it was an oven on the day you went!

Gary Phillips said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

Despite the heat those trees and bushes look so green and lush. The copper beech looks magnificent and just adds to the colour palette.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! What a place and beautiful photography despite the heat ~ thanks, carol

Jana Last said...

Oh! So lush and green! And the waterfalls. Spectacular!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, so many beautiful scenes. The waterfalls is gorgeous and I love all the waterlilies. Great post, Brian!

bailey-road.com said...

It looks like a cool and peaceful place to be on a hot day. Beautiful photos.

Roan said...

Beautiful! Would you please share where this is in Illinois. Since I live in the central part of the state, it couldn't be too far away. Would love to visit.

sylvia kirkwood said...

A gorgeous place and your captures are breathtaking, Brian! It does look like such a sunny day and I can just imagine the HEAT! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty! Made my afternoon!! Enjoy your week!

Cynthia said...

So peaceful and serene! Beautiful photos.

Nancy J said...

Each one is stunning, love the waterfall. Illinois, another one to add to my ::::"list", hope I make it to all these truly marvellous beautiful places. Greetings from Jean

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Gotta love a shot with water reflection. You've given me the need to go visit my town's Japanese Garden again which probably looks 100% better than this time last year. Hopefully I'll do it on a day that doesn't reach 100!

Liz said...

Stunning images, Brian!!I absolutely love the reflections in the first image.

Ida said...

What a dreamy place this must be. Your photos really show off it's beauty. To bad about the excessive heat.

barbara l. hale said...

That is beautiful! Love the waterfall pic especially. But I don't think I would be there with a 100+ heat index. You are a brave soul!

TheChieftess said...

Looks as cool as it is beautiful!!! Glad you braved the heat!!! Your tip is right on!!!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful garden. You show us with great pictures