Garden Photo of the Day

Take the time to see…

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

…the fleeting details. I was walking around the lake at Innisfree Garden in Millbrook, New York, a couple of summers ago with a bunch of gardening pals when we just happened to catch this ephemeral sight. The light wasn’t great for garden photos–too bright and sunny–but it was great for shadows!

Innisfree is one of my favorite public gardens to visit. It’s stunning and incredibly peaceful. Check out this photo gallery on their website!

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  1. Deanneart 03/21/2011

    What a WONDERFUL photograph of a most beautiful sight! Great image Michelle

  2. PeonyFan 03/21/2011

    Thank you! This photo is a great start to my day!

  3. 77355 03/21/2011

    LOVE this! I'm always taking mental snapshots of moments like this and am so glad you caught it for us to see!

  4. BuilderMan01 03/21/2011

    I love this photo! What kind of tree is the shadow being cast on? I see these around but I do not know the species.

  5. arboretum 03/21/2011

    maybe stewartia, or sycamore? handsome.
    i love innisfree; what a huge and one-of-a-kind place of the chinese landscape lucky to have had a generous donor of the property and a generous volunteer force to care for and manage it.a very magical environment there.very hard to describe. hope you'll show more shots of it, michelle. thnx much.

  6. sheilaschultz 03/21/2011

    Michelle, you are a gifted photographer... this is a beautiful shot.

  7. yardlady57 04/18/2011

    I love it...its so different.

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