Category Archives: Flowers

Rose Garden Promises

The rose gardens at Elizabeth Park are still full of promise with fresh blooms opening daily. The plants on the archways, popular for prom and wedding photos, don’t look so healthy right now, but the bushes in the rows between range from having one or two blooms to  massive displays.

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The individual blooms are outstanding in a range of warm colors reaching for the late summer sun.531A4911

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Show Stoppers

Dahlias know how to show off with big, bold blooms with perfect form and splashy displays.

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The opening buds give a hint of what is to come.

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The plants aren’t much to look at, with solid stocks that require staking. Hartford’s Elizabeth Park has a display with above ground beds for easy removal of the tubers in the fall.

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Get up close and the detail of each bloom is a work of art.

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River Dawn

The light and moisture on the Connecticut River at dawn  shift quickly.  As the sky lightened  a stream of  fog became visible rising out of a field onto the river.

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Spider webs and wild flowers in the field  gave an artsy display.

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Fog swirled around on the river even after the sun rose.

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Pulled down by the weight of the moisture, grasses dipped and bobbed.

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Birds were busy catching their first meal of the day.

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