The Public Garden of Boston was created in 1837 as the first public botanical garden in the United States, and its 24 acres are home to countless varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.
On this particular day, it was cloudy, grey and raining. And yet color was in abundance everywhere.
These variegated tulips were particularly striking. I’m told that variegated tulips represent beautiful eyes.
The Swan Boats date back to 1870, when Robert Paget launched the first. His family still operates the boats today, and visitors can enjoy a leisurely float around the pond.
Even when the skies are flat, nature still glows.
There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice. John Calvin
All photos, Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4
Ah, Boston’s Public Garden… thanks for the memories Ed. I particularly like the Paul Revere photo! Beautiful tulips too.
Glad you’ve been there Rodney, I hope it was a little sunnier! Ed
Love those swan boats.
They are about as “Bostonian” as baked beans! Thanks RMW, Ed
John Calvin was right.
The stare in black and white is the much stronger photograph. Color can be such a distraction.
Thank you for the beautiful photos Ed. I used to live on Beacon St in an apartment that overlooked the Public Garden and the Angel statue. I miss it! It’s an oasis in the center of the city.
Your welcome and thanks for the comment Redsox11. Love your handle BTW! Ed