Monday, February 18, 2008

Green canyon

I passed this palm plant at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago and was immediately struck by the light playing among the leaf sections. It reminded me of photos I've seen of the Antelope Slot Canyon, only greener.

I'm officially tired of winter. There comes a point each year when I have reached my limit of snow and cold weather, and this is it. A couple of months ago, the sight of falling snow conjured up wistful feelings. Now it just makes me angry. Enough already. The visit to the conservatory was a chance to break from winter's icy grip and see something warm and green for a change, instead of icy and white.

I'm so ready for spring.

Here's another place to get a fix of green.

My photo, Destination, was selected as February photo of the month at Flickr's Diamond Class Photographer group.

My photo, Moonrise, was selected Best of the Pool at Flickr's Awesome Shot group.

Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

Oh these colors are stunning!! I love this shot. Mat and frame it!!

HeyJules said...

Beautiful shot, James. I should think about taking a road trip to our nearest botanical garden. I've gone multiple times in the summer and fall but forgot all about heading out there in the dead of winter.

fswerk said...

beautiful shot, but it semms to be an agave rather than a palm