Saturday, 28 April 2012

Trees and Art at the Botanics

Crafty Green Boyfriend and I had a lovely day at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens today.

Although some of the azaleas and rhododendrons are already past their best, some are in full bloom and some are still on the way. We're always impressed by how much lichen grows on some of these shrubs.


Lovely to see cherry blossoms at their best too.


 It was a lovely sunny day (though quite chilly) so there were lots of shadows about to take photos of for Shadow Shot Sunday.



We also popped in to the Locating the Nest exhibition, which features artwork inspired by nests - prints from Hugh Bryden, word art from Tom Pow and basketwork from Lizzie Farey.











19 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Those grand trees make grand shadows!

Seeking Clarity—and Shadows

shoreacres said...

Those last two photos of the sculptures are wonderful. I especially like the last. Essence of nest, I should say!

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely, springtime shadows for the day! I love them! Hope your a weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kelly said...

Great photos and I love the one from the nesting exhibition! Very interesting!

Joan said...

You had a great day for shadows!

Ralph said...

The flowering buds seem to look their absolute best upon the initial bloom. But are lovely still as they grow...the shadows that fall onto the lawn are with new foliage, their shadowy view so nice as we can still see the branches. Despite the chill, these views are so warm. Nice!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A lovely variety of shadow designs! Love the intricacy of the basket shadows!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadows!

Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2!
Luscious shadows. Have a safe and happy weekend!

Genie said...

Edinburgh must be beautiful right now with the blooming plants. Your shadow shots are wonderful. The last one is really impressive. Nice photography. genie

Ms. Burrito said...

Very beautiful!

Hope you'd come by and see my Shadows. Enjoy your weekend!

Dianne said...

trees always put on the best show!

Lighthousegal said...

The tree shadows are great, but the nests shadows are so neat. Thanks for sharing them.
Happy Sunday!

Betty Manousos said...

i love your shots! beautiful tree shadows, too. looks like you had a great day outdoors.

hope you have a great remainder of the weekend!

Carver said...

This is such a great time of year. I enjoyed all of the shots. The shadows of the trees are great.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Love the pink blossom and the shadows from the trees.
I have a few friends that make jewellery so will let them know about your Etsy store.

Happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

Laura said...

lovely shadows and reflections.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. Inspiration for spring.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely shadows and reflections in these photos, well captured.

origa-me said...

Lovely, made me remember a visit to the gardens years ago.