Susan Le Page of Vancouver writes, “Van Dusen Botanical Gardens here in Vancouver promotes itself as ‘your garden.’ Since taking out membership soon after moving here, it has indeed become our garden—our sanctuary in the city. From the formal rose garden to wilderness areas and a number of lakes and ponds, we never tire of visiting this beautiful, tranquil place. Every season has its own special charm. In early spring, we enjoy the daffodils, crocuses and spectacular cherry blossoms. As late spring takes over the Golden Chain Laburnum Walk, there is a beautiful carpet of bluebells and ferns beneath the trees. Rose gardens wait to be admired in summer, while in fall, the leaves on hundreds of trees create another colourful palette. In winter, I love to photograph the stark beauty of the trees’ skeletons. At various times, the gentle water sounds, birdsong and fragrant flowers add another dimension, making this a perfect retreat from city noise.”
DEEP REFLECTIONS Susan Le Page of Vancouver captured this tranquil scene in the city’s Van
Dusen Botanical Gardens.