Obviously we are not great at clearing summer items from the garden when the seasons change. But it makes for good images 🙂
Detail from the garden you get released into after the Vatican Museum.
We didn’t make inside St. Peter’s Basilica during this visit. The lines were much too long. We did make inside the Vatican Museum on their once a months free entry day. This photo is from the garden where we collapsed after moving through the museum without room to even scratch your nose.
Not always easy to spot…
– Sharing work from my portfolio.
I did this walk at the end of December and there was not a single splash of colour when I looked around the gardens except for the evergreens – only wilted leaves and brown branches. Yet when I looked close enough, there was indeed colour to be found.
The images in the first part of this series of winter shots were taking during a walk on December 26. after a Christmas lunch. The motives were all from a perfectly normal collection of houses with gardens, and on the surface of things the place was without much charm on this dark and dreary December day. Sometimes all you need to do is look at little closer to find beauty.
Don’t they just look like toy soldiers? 🙂 They even have instruments. They’re not, though. The guns are real and being chosen for the guard is one of the highest honor for the young men in the army.
Another detail from the ‘garden’ in the water. And you know, it’s all for free. No entrance! Cornerstone Sonoma. Go there!
This tree grows in our garden. I have no idea what it’s called and for the most of the year it’s just there. But once a year it blooms for a few days and looks unlike anything I’ve ever seen.
I probably would not have noticed this lovely and unusual flower if the owner of the house hadn’t pointed it out to me.