Showing posts with label Botanic Gardens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Botanic Gardens. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 September 2019

More autumn colour

A quick look at the forecast and Saturday promised to be a lovely sunny morning - at least as far as current weather conditions go. So we set an alarm, got up in good time and took a visit to the Botanic Gardens.  Disappointed in the sculptures compared to previous years, but that wasn't why we had gone - we certainly enjoyed the rich colours and the warm sunshine. Today, in stark contrast, has been grey and drizzle or downright rain all day. We're glad of our dose of sunshine yesterday.

The bracket fungus looks like the porch for a little fairy house, I thought. And C thought the colchicums were so pristine that they were one of the sculptures.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Botanic Gardens - floral

I'm so glad we got our visit in on Saturday. Sunday morning dawned (well, I can't say dawned, we weren't up that early) grey and dreary, and I'm pretty sure I heard rain at some stage too though it did brighten a little later in the afternoon.

Here are the garden, as opposed to sculpture, photos.

This month's blog header is a photo of a diver taken in Greystones last October.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Botanic Gardens - sculpture

Today was a beautiful sunny day with blue skies, so we took a trip to the Botanic Gardens in the morning. Not having checked first, we weren't sure if the Sculpture in Context exhibition was already open, and were delighted to discover that it was.  We didn't get the list of sculptures, so I am sure we missed some but we really enjoyed our time out.

Here are some of the best pictures of the sculptures - there are more in a Google Photos album HERE if you are interested.

My favourite was definitely the costume-jewellery bird, I took at least ten photos. And the felted wool hanging in the Alpine House was really beautiful too, but hard to get a good photograph of. The wicker people and the deer both melt into the background but were very effective.

I'll be back with some photos of the flowers in the next couple of days...

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Botanic Gardens - colour

And the last set of photos features colour...(mostly)

Monday, 9 July 2018

Botanic Gardens - texture and form

This set of photos focusses on texture and shape...