Same but different…

Graceful,gentle,quiet beauty. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Each flower, each petal different yet the same. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Resilient Autumn bloom. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Summer’s farewell…

The soft colored, delicate, yet hardy, Japanese Anemone is a welcome, graceful contrast from the bright yellows of many summer flowers. For me, I know that summer is on it’s way out, allowing for Autumn’s entry. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

While the most common Japanese Anemone in gardens is white with a pinkish tinge, this Rosy colored find is equally beautiful. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

From bud to bloom to seed, this flower draws attention throughout it’s arrival in late summer. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Gentle, quiet loveliness. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Inconspicuous entrance…

The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond lies just outside the far north end of Lincoln Park Zoo. One discreet turnstile entry connects the two. This morning it was a welcome respite in our five miles walk through Lincoln Park. The water fell softly down the stones and leaves gently fell into the pond. Newer fallen leaves floated above the water logged older leaves collecting at the bottom of the shallow pond.

Waterfall in Caldwell Lily Pond, Lincoln Park, Chicago. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Albert Caldwell Lily Pond adjoining Lincoln Park Zoo. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Albert Caldwell Lily Pond adjoining Lincoln Park Zoo. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Floating and sunken autumn leaves. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Floating and sunken autumn leaves. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Autumn reflections. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Autumn reflections. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

 

 

garden whites…

Ever faithful Service Bush. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Ever faithful Service Bush. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Strawberries-to-be. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg.

Strawberries-to-be. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg.

Still ripening Snowball bush. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Still ripening Snowball bush. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Bleeding Heart in white. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Bleeding Heart in white. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Lily of the Valley, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Lily of the Valley, copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Gentle layers of splendor…

Macro image of Peony blossom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Macro image of Peony blossom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

The slight blush of pink on the perfumed pedals show a softer charm than the deeper pink Peony from my prior post (Layers of Love…).

Both Peony varieties are rich in complexity.

Layers of Peony bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Layers of Peony bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Tender love gently received…

Camouflaged love copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Camouflaged love copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Can you tell which one is asking for love….. forgiveness? She had just returned from the prairie, passing me on her way. Can’t help but think the late morning wakeful presence was because of their young age; it was almost noon when this encounter happened.  They were the only deer I spied at this late hour, when I otherwise would see quite a few if passing by just after sunrise.

White Tail Deer copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

White Tail Deer copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

White tailed deer peck on cheek copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

White tailed deer peck on cheek copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg