Thursday, October 19, 2006

Botanic Garden Flaneur

Inspired by Bonita's photos of her stroll through her neighborhood, I'm posting today's impressions recorded in our local botanic garden. Baudelaire urged artists to capture the changes caused by industrialization -to immerse themselves in the metropolis, to become a 'flaneur' to wander through the city - 'a botanist of the sidewalk'. With apologies to Baudelaire's sense of the word - I couldn't resist using it. I like its sound. I like the sense of wandering and letting the path, the sights, draw me forward.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, as always. You have such a sense of style, I really enjoy your blog.

We have had rain, then snow, and now rain again here in eastern Montana. The trees have lost their leaves and the gloomy part of fall is upon us. We desperately need the moisture however, so those of us in the ag business are ecstatic (except the beet farmers who can't get into their fields to harvest).

I hope you have a stellar weekend.

Anvilcloud said...

What a nice word! I like that third picture -- doorway, wall, colourful branches. It's really nice.

Cathy said...

For some reason I couldn't post a comment on your blog - here's what I said:
These are wonderful pictures and I'm touched by your expression of love for your son. We too, have a precious 'only'.

Thanks for stopping by at my blog -

Cathy said...

Anvil Cloud, Glad you liked the photos - your 'fav' is the one my husband spotted first as an 'Oh! Get this' one.

Anonymous said...

Cathy, sometimes I think my blog is possessed, for various reasons, but thanks for trying to post to it. I'm glad you like the pictures. I am fairly new to photography, but it is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do. If you have any tips for me, please pass them along.

Bonita said...

If dmmgmfm wants tips, he need only stop here occasionally, to see outstanding images carefully considered. Now, you've gotten me inspired, Cathy. I must go back to the UPS and look at the red ivy along the library wall.