Posted: August 26, 2015 in 17-85mm lens, Arboretum, Canon 7D, Details, Photography, Wabi Sabi
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The path that meanders around Dragonfly Pond is the one place in the Arboretum that I never walk but after today, I think I will visit more often.


This was truly one of the most delightful rambles I have taken in a long time. The sky was just overcast enough to make for pleasant non-squinty walking and shooting, perfect temps, the trees and shrubs were vying for just how many shades of green they could dazzle me with and the pond smelled richly…pond-like. Pond-like in a good way: a mélange of wet black dirt, green things and quiet water.

A narrow swath of reeds (phragmites) had been chopped down between the footpath and the pond. I found these dried stalks hard to resist: so many shades of brown and gold, so much rough texture.



I came in for some trees and ended up with not only the trees I wanted,  but bonus reeds. Plus, there are lots of teasels just off the path, as well as Canadian thistles, so I’ll have to return soon with my trusty 50mm.



Think I was kidding about the incredible display of green-itude crowding into the footpath? Check this out:


  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Love the patterns and colors in your reed shots, Patricia. The uniform linear images are terrific but I also really like the shots with one vertical reed or leaf contrasting the lines.Great set.

  2. sedge808 says:

    ‘make for pleasant non-squinty walking’ 🙂

  3. sedge808 says:

    the way you write, has me thinking you have a sense of humor(?)
    I would love this place too 🙂

  4. Lignum Draco says:

    A nice place for a stroll and photography, and perchance to meet a dragon(fly). 🙂

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