Morning glory! My favorite part of the day. Watching the trees light up as the sun rose made the rush hour traffic on the way in almost worth it. I watched with envy, those lucky folk who walk through the Gardens on their way to work. I can’t imagine two better things. Walking to work and having the Gardens as your shortcut. Together they’ll keep you in top form.

Wrought iron fence on Spring Garden Rd. outside the Halifax Public Gardens.

Where do they go in the winter? These fences are normally hung with all kinds of arts, crafts and souveniers to tempt the many visitors to the gardens.

Detail on the Main Gates of the Halifax Public Gardens.

I've heard of living walls, but living gates? The moss on the main gates enhance the details on the wrought iron.

The stream at the Halifax Public Gardens, continuing it's fall display.

The morning sun lights up the changing leaves by the stream.

Pieris japonica ( Japanese andromeda) lining the banks between the upper and lower bridges.

These wonderful evergreen shrubs will keep you entranced all year long.Their bell shaped flowers will attract your attention even in the fall, before they open in the spring. The young new leaves in the spring are brightly colored and from afar can be mistaken for flowers.

The Duck House by Griffin's Pond.

Looks like a great spot for a vacation! Now that the leaves are gone it's not as easy to imagine yourself in the middle of the woods.

Urn by the bandstand at the Halifax Public Gardens.

One of several urns, which along with the statues of Ceres, Flora and Diana, were donated to the Gardens by Sir William Young. They are slated for rejuvenation in the near future.

Quercus rubra (Red Oak tree) by the lower bridge at the Halifax Public Gardens.

Living up to it's name, this Quercus rubra (Red oak tree) puts on a lovely display by the lower bridge.

Mallard on Griffin's Pond

A reflective mallard.

Benches by Griffin's Pond at the Halifax Public Gardens.

At 8AM few of us have the luxury of spending time in the Gardens. Some lucky local residents use the gardens as a shortcut to work. That would start the day off right!

Salix  ( Willow tree) overhaging the banks of Griffin's pond.

One of my favorite trees, Salix, (Willow tree), especially when their graceful branches weep into the water. They are know for their remarkable toughness, and tenacity to life. This one's for my mum.

Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii' (Camperdown elm tree) by the Soldier's Memorial.

Now's the time to admire the 'bones' of the Gardens.

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2 thoughts on “Morning glory! My favorite part of the day. Watching the trees light up as the sun rose made the rush hour traffic on the way in almost worth it. I watched with envy, those lucky folk who walk through the Gardens on their way to work. I can’t imagine two better things. Walking to work and having the Gardens as your shortcut. Together they’ll keep you in top form.

    • Thanks Amy. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. We’re expecting a snowstorm today so I’ll photograph the Gardens tomorrow. Should be a different take. It’s hard to be creative this time of the year!

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