On this New Years Eve I am hearing tales of snow, snow, snow from my family in OH. I am seeing photos of my family camping and skiing in the snow in OR. Memphis did receive a light, wet dusting on the day after Christmas and for that I am grateful, yet I find myself still wishing for snow. The fluffy, slow falling kind with fat flakes and that silent hush that accompanies it.
Last year winter of 2012, I was fortunate to snag a quick walk through the Japanese Garden (here at the Memphis Botanic Garden) at the very beginning of such a snow. Of course, the white of snow brings out the dark lines of forms and also accentuates the subtle, earthy colors that remain when everything else goes black and white. In the Japanese Garden red is always present, and is fortunately really highlighted during a snow.
So, without further ado, here are some snowy photos for you! Maybe this blog post will help bring another snow our way and you will get the chance to come see the Botanic Garden under snow for yourself.
Happy New Year to all...may it be all that you're dreaming it to be!
Oh, and of course I'd love another chance to take some more snowy photographs at the Botanic Garden, wouldn't you?
Stephanie C. Cosby ~ Contemporary Fine Art Photographer
Stephanie is a guest blogger who is blogging about the art and aesthetics of plants/habitats/gardens and reasons to conserve them.
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