The Secret Garden


 

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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Red Rose

 

 

 

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The Secret Garden

 

 

 

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Trio

 

 

 

 

“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” 

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden 

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Sitting Pretty

 

 

 

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Dead Heads

 

 

 

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Maple Leaves Basking

 

 

 

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Clover and Dew

 

 

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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Frondly Encounter

 

 

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Refreshed

 

 

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Yellow Together

 

 

 

These images were made at Filoli Gardens,  an estate managed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation located 30 miles south of San Francisco

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103 comments

  1. Some really great flower and garden images.

  2. Impresionantes y bellas imagenes, Jane! Un hermoso jardín! ❤

  3. By coincidence, I’m presently about half-way through ‘The Secret Garden’. It’s not yet spring in the story, but Mary is imagining it will look like the gardens in your photos! Your brick archway in particular is inviting. Amazing blog you’ve created.

  4. Lovely! Really like the drops on the leaves.

  5. All are lovely pictures, but you may call me crazy, but my favorite is the one of the deadheads. I guess it has something to do with roses in a big container – there is something very appealing about them (even when they are headed to the compost).

  6. this is so awesome and fresh 🙂

  7. A beautiful sunshine day Jane and all glorious shots!

  8. Lovely shots, Jane and the quotes from The Secret Garden are a perfect compliment to them. Where is this spot in SF? Gorgeous.

  9. WONDERFUL post… makes me want to go out and shoot some flowers… (with my camera)! 😉

  10. I was going to comment on a few but they are all really beautiful!

  11. Beautiful roses and pictures!!!

  12. Beautiful images. I wouldn’t mind having that brick entrance to the garden – incredible piece of workmanship.

  13. Excellent shots!!! So soothing…
    Love the detail 😘

  14. Hi Jane,
    Thank you for your kind words on my post today:) I am glad to have found your blog. You are an incredible photographer!

  15. Stunning post. You captured some delicate moments of beauty.

  16. I would love to stroll around that glorious garden and smell the roses Jane.

  17. Each one is more beautiful than the last!

  18. Another lovely set of images Jane…..particularly like the nice vibrant greens of the ferns

  19. beautiful images, Jane!

  20. photos just get better & better!!

  21. absolutely gorgeous. And that is one of my favorite books of all time! I love The Little Princess too.

  22. What a lovely place! Some gorgeous images, and I did smile at the quotes from The Secret Garden!

  23. Oh…these make me want to buy a better camera…or be you. Love the “trio” and especially love the ferns. Color and composition in all!!!

    • Badfish- Ha! You have made my day with your great compliment (and it was my birthday so you really win the prize!) Happy you like this series– I loved shooting them! Thank you so much.

  24. Loved the pictures. I grew up as close to nature as you could get.

    Tim

  25. Love the Burnett quote. The whole world is certainly a garden. It’s just a matter of how we view things. Love the red rose shot. It looks divine and very stunning in it own right 🙂

  26. Enchanting❣ Fabulous new format.

  27. Simply beautiful, Jane.

  28. OMG, Jane, I absolutely LOVE these images. I can feel the beauty in my heart! ❤

  29. A fantastic set, beautiful!! ❤️

  30. What an incredible garden and exquisite photographs!

  31. Crisp and refreshing. A truly beautiful spot!

  32. Beautiful Janie – and love the new format!

  33. This looks like a place I want to go and dance and play for the day! Beautiful…

  34. Elles sont magnifiques vos photos !
    Bon Jeudi…

  35. Lovely series celebrating colour and gardening

  36. oh the shapes and droplets almost tell a story – love the energy

  37. Wonderful colours and shapes. I especially like the flowers’ heads …

  38. These are just stupidly beautiful images.

  39. Very nice colors and pictures. So anxious to see the same in my northern area. 🙂

  40. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.

  41. Beautiful detail caught in all your photos… Love ” Dead Heads”

  42. Beautiful images, and I love the ‘Secret Garden’ quotes. 😀

  43. It really does look like a secret garden. Love the deadhead shot.

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