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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, January 28, 2007

I’ve always loved this photo. It captures many of the things I like best about the winter garden–blue skies, eye-catching bark, handsome evergreens, early bulbs pushing above the grass and, most importantly, bare branches etching a lacy pattern upon the earth as the sun sweeps across the sky.

I’m sorry to say I don’t remember the name of the sculpture or its maker, but I love the form of the spinning figure with outstretched arms and its placement among pirouetting crepe myrtles.

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, winter 2012.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, winter 2012.

Oftentimes, the camera reveals things I don’t see at a glance, like the tracery of branches across a crocus-studded lawn.  This photo, made at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in mid-February 2012, was an instant favorite.  The image, taken to illustrate the seasonal beauty of bark on well-pruned crepe myrtle trees (Lagerstroemia), is enchanted by the slanting afternoon light and the female form, spinning in her reach, which seem to stir the trees into a waltz with their arms fling wide in exuberance.