Time To Reflect – Autumn At The Chicago Botanic Garden

After our return from Utah things seemed a bit drab here in Illinois so I thought it might be a good idea to visit one of my all-time favorite haunts, the Chicago Botanic Garden.  This place will always raise your spirits and, after walking across the bridge just beyond the visitors center, I felt decidedly more cheerful.

CBG autumn 2015 d

Autumn 2015 e

The Esplanade was ablaze with colorful chrysanthemums and you could hear several gasps of wonder as visitors caught their first glimpse of the gardens.

CBG autumn 2015 a

Autumn 2015 b

CBG autumn 2015

In the Heritage Garden the water lilies were looking splendid and were just close enough to get some nice shots.

Autumn 2015 a

CBG autumn 2015 g

CBG autumn 2015 f

It was one of those mild October days when everyone was making the most of the sunshine and even the sparrows were happy to splash around in the fountains.

CBG autumn 2015 c

CBG autumn 2015 i

Despite being past their peak blooming season there were still plenty of flowers in the Rose Garden.

Autumn 2015 d

The autumn season was very much in evidence in the Beuhler Enabling Garden with lots of pumpkins and squash on display.

CBG autumn 2015 b

CBG autumn 2015  e

And an abundance of gorgeous flowers in the Sensory Garden.

CBG autumn 2015 j

It was a pleasure to just amble about the gardens, leisurely crossing the serpentine bridge to Evening Island. No rushing about as we’d been doing during the previous few weeks.

CBG autumn 2015 l

CBG autumn 2015 k

CBG autumn 2015 m

There was even time to sit and enjoy the view in the Circle Garden, one of my favorite spots in the garden.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Time To Reflect – Autumn At The Chicago Botanic Garden

  1. That was really enjoyable especially the Sparrows.
    They are like that rabbit you hoped would escape.
    They are lovable though they can be invasive.
    I still love them ‘throw them the crumbs and they’ll be your chums.
    These thoughts come to me when I enjoy a post.
    Thanks for showing me around the Chicago Botanic gardens._/\_

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