Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Spring Garden



My daughter and I paid a visit to the Leonard J. Buck Garden last week while she was on spring break. We took two cameras, and strolled through the beautiful rock garden, recording the sights, big and small.




I've written about the garden for several years now. And I've visited it in spring and fall. But I have to say that it is at it's most beautiful in the spring.




The shrubs are covered with fragrant flowers, and everywhere you look there are beautiful leaves.




Don't you love the fresh bright green of skunk cabbage? It's always been one of my favorite signs of spring.




There are trails all through this naturalistic rock garden, and vistas wherever you look.




And in addition to the sweeping vistas of grass and water, there are also hidden pockets of beauty everywhere you look.




Leonard J. Buck Garden
11 Layton Road
Far Hills, NJ 07931

35 comments:

  1. When one looks at your photo's, Mary, there can be no doubt there is a God. You capture the beauty of nature like few people can do. Seeing the world through your eyes is treasure.

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  2. Mary,

    The pictures are wonderful and the garden is just beautiful.

    Carol

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  3. Wow, that IS beautiful, Mary. Sounds like a good idea for a day trip for me to tell the truth. And honestly, I never thought of skunk cabbage as photo worthy, until I saw your photos of it here1

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  4. Mary, What a beautiful and peaceful place. Isn't God's creativity fabulous! I love the little bridge over the water. You captured it all so well with these stunning images.
    Yvonne

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  5. what lovely garden shots. What a full day of spring sweetness.

    with love,
    Olivia

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  6. That garden is just lovely. Isn't it wonderful to have such a beautiful place to enjoy spring? Carla

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  7. Beautiful! That last photo is amazing!

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  8. Love it!

    Gardens are meant to have water to reflect the beauty, don't you think?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Becky K.

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  9. You captured the beauty of that garden Mary! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Lovely! The reflection of deep blue in the pond adds such richness...too beautiful to not bring your camera. ;)

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  11. What peaceful images, thanks for sharing them with us.

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  12. sounds like a perfect day - strolling with someone you love.

    beautiful shots.

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  13. Excellent shots, I hope you two had a lovely time!

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  14. Wonderful images....smiles.

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  15. Just lovely, the garden is so magical and peaceful. Your photo's are beautiful!
    Enjoy your day,
    Elizabeth

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  16. what a beautiful place to share with your daughter

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  17. I can see why you enjoy these gardens Mary, they look so peaceful and beautiful.

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  18. I just adore skunk cabbage - the leaves - the yellow - even the scent. Growing up in S.E. Alaska we always had huge patches of it everywhere and it wasn't until years later that I found out that most people find the scent offensive. Not me! When out taking drives I love to have the windows rolled down to catch the first whiffs of the scent.

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  19. What a beautiful day, the sun was shining brightly in all the shots. The skunk cabbage was my favorite shot. Wonderful tour of the gardens, thank you:)

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  20. Hi Mary,
    First time to you blog and I love your pictures. The scenery is beautiful. I also love the photos of the rooms on the sidebar and the knotty pine. I have knotty pine in my home and love it'w warmth. Please drop by for a visit when you can.
    Robin

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  21. Hi Mary,

    What beautiful shots of Mother Nature doing her thing! The scenery makes my heart sing...God has given us something precious everyday. How could anyone every be blind to it? Thank you so much for a lovely visit, Karen

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  22. i love visiting gardens...so peaceful. so serene. you have captured your time there wonderfully.
    happy april.

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  23. You have got a nice garden out there. I think a connection with plants means a connection with the nature itself.

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  24. What an enchanting place to visit! What part of New Jersey are you from? I live in Sicklerville.

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  25. Mary

    Super shots--what a way to spend the afternoon!

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  26. They are all beautiful photos. My favourite is the one with the little bridge. It looks like it should be framed. Thanks for sharing them. Valerie

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  27. Perfectly pleasant to take this stroll with you. (Only wish I could peek over your shoulder at camera settings. ;>) A beautiful spot on this earth!

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  28. I have to say Mary that you make skunk cabbage look beautiful!...What lovely gardens...

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  29. Your pictures are stunning-- what camera do you use?That garden is incredible.

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  30. Kim, I am very close to Far Hills, NJ.

    Ann, I use a Nikon D300s. I'm also addicted to Photoshop. :)

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  31. Spectacular, it looks so peaceful and serene. . .You are very talented with the camera, wonderful eye!

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  32. I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did. What a sweet post with lovely picture of garden. Wish If I could visit the place.

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  33. Went to Bunny Williams' home today thanks to The Garden Conservancy.
    Googled Bunny and found this blog. Amazed to find Eva Cassidy. PERFECT complement. Our daughter is using this song for her dance with her dad at her wedding this summer. Got me crying right now. So beautiful!
    THANK YOU.

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