Friday, July 22, 2011

Chill in the Air?

The temperature hit a high of 107'F (42'C) in NYC today.  Everything, and everyone, has a severely wilted look.  To help those in need of a little cooling off, I've posted some images of gardens in winter.  Take your mind back to those frosty, snow-covered months of December, January, February and March (and sometimes April, too!).  Ahhh.......Dipping your hand in a tub of ice as you recollect is also very helpful to this visual imagery exercise!


  1. Michael,

    Brrr, I need to go and put on a sweater now, Brrr. I do appreciate and thank you for the thoughtfulness of the post though. I personally find gardens in the winter just as appealing as in the spring and summer. With a dusting of snow or heavy frost the architectural bones of a garden become its blooms and the crisp clear air its fragrance. And winter sunlight as just touch of the surreal. Hoping you have a great weekend in a cool place. – gary

  2. Have to laugh at your post and say this was a pleasant surprise. Thanks. I'm your new follower and would love for you to stop by and follow back.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  3. A lovely choice of images, Micahel. Several views have a fairytale quality about them, and I think it has to do with the snow at sunrise or sunset. Lovely.

  4. The temperature hit a high of 21F on the east coast of Scotland. No wonder my sweetcorn is shivering...
    Lovely images, but I don't think we want to get back to snow any time soon!

  5. Michael, Loved seeing the Winter shots. I have been adding the same to my series I call Blog Shots that appear now and then this Summer. Have lots more of the Winter here along the shore of Lake Michigan in past postings earlier this year if you check them out. Nice to recall on these very HOT Summer days! I pick one or two Blogs to follow each month and I like what I see in yours so will be following you. Look forward to checking in soon. Jack

  6. I don't need any reminders of winter, thank you very much, Michael! I live in Canada and it will be here soon enough. LOL.

    Great photos here. Thanks for visiting my blog!