at the Arboretum

at the Arboretum

I managed to visit a couple of gardens this weekend, here is a shot from the University of Kentucky Arboretum.  I don\’t talk much about technical stuff here, but this is the Fuji Classic Chrome film simulation, shot in JPEG and straight from camera except for the crop.  Fuji is doing really well with their jpg processing, in my opinion.  More in the next post, on both topics.

 

Brick walkway at the Henry Clay estate

Brick walkway at the Henry Clay estate

I thought I\’d post this near abstract shot of the brick walkways of the Henry Clay garden as a companion to yesterday\’s shot.  The peony garden is to the rear of the formal brick-wall enclosed garden and these walkways are within the formal garden itself.  I\’ve been stopping here a time or two a year for over 30 years.  Really a nice and peaceful place.  Here is some history.

 

Peonies at Henry Clay

Peonies at Henry Clay

The Peony Garden at Henry Clay\’s Ashland
Lexington, Kentucky

I made one stop at the Peony garden this year and caught just a few of them in bloom.  For me, they are an interesting colorful bloom that is elusive, only lasting a short time.  Here is a video on the peony garden at the Henry Clay estate and the history of the unique varieties they have.