Scenes From Lyndale Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

Week Beginning June 1, 2012

This week’s challenge is to go out and take a photo rather than dig through our archives. I headed out with my camera, not exactly sure where I’d go or what I’d photograph. I took a lot of pictures and it was tough deciding which ones to post today. I finally settled on these garden shots because they aren’t the oft seen rose, tulip or other popular flower photos. (Yes, I have rose photos as well.)

There’s also a photo taken on the way to the garden–of a scene just begging to be photographed!

These flower photos were taken at the award-winning Lyndale Gardens by Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lyndale Park Gardens encompasses four distinctive gardens: Rose Garden, Annual/Perennial Garden, Peace (Rock) Garden, and Perennial Trial Garden and Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden.

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  1. These are spectacular photo’s The first one is precious. I love the way the flower buds look like lanterns before they open. Was the second one taken with a macro lens. It’s stunning. Beautiful entry for the challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate you directing me to your post. It makes visiitng others so much easier.

    1. Thanks, Isadora, for your comment and for stopping by my blog. Yes, the second one and the third one both were taken with a macro lens. Not too fancy a camera though–a point and shoot variety with a lot of features. I’ve been quite pleased with a number of photos I’ve taken with it though. It has a Leica lens which may contribute to the quality.


      1. Thanks …. ~~~~` : – )

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