I first visited Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden last spring. At that time I was gobsmacked by the pink blossoms of the Horse Chestnut Tree and other flowering trees. I went back last week and, despite the fact the calendar said it was September the garden was still in full summer green, with a few exceptions such as this Golden Raintree.
I was also delightfully surprised to see the entire gardens bedecked in fanciful decorations for their "Chinese Lanterns" event. The natural beauty of this garden is so abundant that one might be tempted to say these decorations were "gilding the lily" but nevertheless they are fun and colorful. They are lit in the evening, which must be a fabulous experience. The celebration runs until the end of October. Here is a shot of how they look in the day time.
Ruthie photographs trees because she loves them.