Finding Color in Boston’s Public Garden

boston, public garden, tulips, sony NEX 6, lightroom 4

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.

boston, public garden, sony NEX 6, lightroom 4

On this particular day, it was cloudy, grey and raining.  And yet color was in abundance everywhere.

boston, public garden, tulips, variegated, sony NEX 6, lightroom 4

These variegated tulips were particularly striking.  I’m told that variegated tulips represent beautiful eyes.

boston, public garden, tulips, variegated, sony NEX 6, lightroom 4

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.

boston, public garden, swan boats, sony NEX 6, lightroom 4

Even when the skies are flat, nature still glows.

boston, public garden, tulips, sony NEX 6, lightroom 4

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

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About Ed Spadoni

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7 Responses to Finding Color in Boston’s Public Garden

  1. Rodney says:

    Ah, Boston’s Public Garden… thanks for the memories Ed. I particularly like the Paul Revere photo! Beautiful tulips too.

  2. RMW says:

    Love those swan boats.

  3. Ed Spadoni says:

    They are about as “Bostonian” as baked beans! Thanks RMW, Ed

  4. Steven Tryon says:

    John Calvin was right.
    The stare in black and white is the much stronger photograph. Color can be such a distraction.

  5. redsox2011 says:

    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.

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