All those dark skies made my photos a little blurry and hazy. You see, I'm having trouble with my camera, and soon it will need an upgrade. Still, the colors were vivid and I didn't much mind the rain.
First stop was Franklin Park Conservatory. Every year, they outdo themselves with their autumn displays. This year, they installed a new children's garden, and even in the rain, it was awesome. I hope to show it to my grandchildren some day when they visit.
My next stop was Inniswood Metro Gardens. It had been several years since I had visited here, not sure why. I won't go that long next time, it was fabulous! It didn't actually rain this time, but it was frigid, with gray skies. While I would have liked to have blue skies behind the photos, the lack of sun made the colors even more vivid. I was really stunned at their use of textures. Their landscape designers are genius.
For a more casual, and Mother Nature themed view, I next visited Chestnut Ridge, a perennial personal favorite. Yes, it was raining, and yes, the photos are lacking in clarity. But it didn't stop me from enjoying the view.
Last stop was Dawe's Arboretum, which has a driving trail. Good thing, because it was raining in earnest that day. And was it ever chilly! This time, my camera truly struggled with the low light and raindrop blur often showed up on my shots. But the colors were through the roof fantastic. Again, the designers were excellent, finding specimens that absolutely glow. I especially enjoyed the orange tree just below, and it was as orange as a pumpkin. I circled around several times trying to catch it through my window to keep from getting even more wet.