Tuesday, October 27, 2009

another Brooklyn tree . . .

. . . and all my favorites seem to grow in the
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This one is in the
BBG's Japanese garden, a lovely, peaceful
oasis at any time of year— but most especially
in the fall and winter, when visitors are scarcer.

[This post is part of That's My World Tuesday;
see more here.]


  1. Another amazing photo !!
    I always love pictures with water acting like a mirror, sometimes you can see more details on the water surface !
    Aleaxa, you would love the temporary exhibit at Vaux le Vicomte about Le Notre, explaining, among others, how he used the "water beds" in the French gardens to trick your eye and virtually change all the perspectives, and all without computers and 3D softwares !!! (Sorry, early morning here, brain not totally connected yet LOL)

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  3. Just lovely.

    Can you say Monet? It's funny because until I clicked on this image {to enlarge it}, I thought it was a "en plein air" painting by Monet.

    En plein air is a French expression which means "in the open air", and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.

    Claude Oscar Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise. ~ Wikipedia

  4. That is amazing, Alexa! The thumbnail really doesn't do it justice. Very impressionistic. And those are lovely snippets from Marylène and Velia.

  5. Really nice, so soft and impressionistic.

  6. Stunning image!! It took me a few seconds to understand what I was looking at and another few seconds to see where everything starts and ends.

  7. That is a stunning picture, especialy when I enlarged it. Beautiful.

  8. I thought it was a Monet painting until I enlarged it. Daydreaming under this tree would be a lovely way to pass the time. If I ever make it to NY I'm hiring you as my guide! :D

  9. I was thinking of Monet as well. What a great photograph

  10. Just looking at this scene, my first thought was "Monet." Have to admit that as I took the picture I was hoping it would reflect that thought—so I'm really gratified that you all seemed to come to more or less the same conclusion. (Thanks especially to Marylene and Velia for such informative comments.)

  11. Oh my Alexa, you have created what looks like an impressionist painting in this photo, exquisite!

  12. Great capture! Love the mixture of colors.


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