Garden Photo of the Day

In the mist

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Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry

A misty morning scene at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Japanese garden in October.

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  1. gottagarden 03/15/2011

    If only it could be so serene in Japan now. Such terrible devastation there.

  2. MzSweetpea 03/15/2011

    What a beautiful scene....I could look at this for hours.

  3. ncgardener 03/15/2011

    I got a chance to visit my son who was stationed in Japan and their love of gardening is amazing. "Serenity and scale" are the key words to describe it. They also had some really neat garden tools. My thoughts are with them during their massive crisis.

  4. CookieSanterre 03/15/2011

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    This photo bring to mind, many a morning on the Maine coast.
    Thanks for the memories

  5. Peaceofpie 03/15/2011

    We visited this Chicago Garden 2 years ago and I recognized this photo as I had taken many photos myself of this lovely Japanese Garden. It reminds me also of the many Japanese Gardens we saw in Japan 5 years serene and beautiful...but high maintenance for sure.
    Let us pray for Japan and its people, as we gaze upon this photo today, that God would restore their hearts and spirits and that He would help them heal their land to it's former beauty.

  6. Vespasia 03/15/2011

    So beautiful and serene, a fitting tribute to the people of Japan who are coping with unbelievable tragedy with such grace and patience. A lesson to us all my heart goes out to them.

  7. sheilaschultz 03/15/2011

    The Chicago Botanic Gardens is such a treasure, if you are ever in the area you really must head to Glencoe just to wander for a few hours. The Japanese garden was created many years ago and only grows more beautiful every day.

  8. soilgoil 03/15/2011

    Stunning photo, a real work of art!

  9. arboretum 03/15/2011

    danielle, what an exquisite photo. i would love this on a calendar. thanks much.

  10. djk78 03/21/2011

    The Japanese are beautiful people and so are their gardens. I pray for them everyday during this tragedy and hope the best for them.God bless them.

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