Wish I was there . .
My passport is ready and I can be packed in minutes.

29 July 2008

The Joan of Arc Garden, Quebec City

Yet, another overcast rainy day on vacation . . .



what's a girl to do?




I guess I can still walk through the garden




And admire a flower or two!




Or Three!




Or Four!




My Favorite!


Joan of Arc Garden
Created in 1938 by landscape architect Louis Perron, the garden has its own special style: rectangular in shape and built slightly below ground level, it combines the French classical style with the British-style beds. Of rectangular shape and set slightly below ground, it is referred to as the "sunken garden", successfully associating the geometric shape of French style gardens with the lush, colourful vegetation of English borders. Visitors have an opportunity to admire over 150 species of annuals, bulbs and, especially, perennials.


- http://www.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/_en/jeannedarc.php?section=3

5 comments:

Rosie said...

ah well, at least you are not melting in Florida

DianeCA said...

I think you did just the right thing. The rain can't keep us inside you know...and the garden is beautiful...lots to admire.

hexe said...

Rosie - Unfortunately these photos were taken about a month ago and I arrived back in Florida on Sunday. The melting has begun.

Dianeca - I admit that throughout our vacation I kept remembering the saying from Renny's blog that there is no bad weather, just bad clothing :)

M. said...
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hexe said...

Thank you for sharing M! What wonderful photos of good times.