Butchart Fall Fete~ On October 10, 2016 By cindy knokeIn Conservation, Flowers, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES, TRAVEL REVIEWS Fall in the Butchart Gardens, is a visual feast. As tree leaves turn, flowers burn, triumphant, in their in their fall finale. An autumnal pageant, before winter sleep. Cheers to you from the Butchart Gardens in Victoria Canada~ Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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So vibrant!! Beautiful garden 😊😊😊
Isn’t it lovely. I have now visited in every season except spring. Can you imagine the garden in spring!
Very much! The garden would be even more beautiful in spring isn’t it 😊😊
I think so, yes!
Beautiful gardens! So lucky to see these in person! 🙂
They are pretty special and I am happy you enjoyed them~
Very vibrant colors. It’s like nature roars up one more time before the winter.
I have seen this phenomona multiplied the further north you go. Alaska has huge blooms as if they protesting the coming winter~
It is a genius garden. So pleased you enjoyed~
Sure did. 🙂
My favorite of all gardens and in my province at that ☺️
You lucky Canadian ducky!
I definitely am to be so close to it ☺️
Indeed. You can get a season pass and hang out there!
Wow! I can smell the flowers from here. And feel the carpet of green grass growing under my feet. 🙂 Beautiful. I think that is a place we visited too, one time when I was up there in Can. with my family. I was a child then, when on our vacation trip up in Victoria. I think I remember a lot of tulips in the garden, too. Canada is such a environmentally conscientious country, always with a lot of green foliage and beautifully kept grounds.
I relate to everything you are saying. I first visited in the summer when I was 14. I have yet to see it in the spring. Memories of these gardens definitely stay with you! Cheers to you Joyce and thanks for stopping by~
These pictures are absolutely breathtaking, I can’t stop looking at them; they just fill my soul with happiness!
Awww, honored. Your comment filled my soul. Thank you~ <3
Awww, thank you Dorinda~ <3
Thank YOU!! Another lovely trip with you is better than anything! <3
I love my blogger friends!
And we love you!!
Prettier then I remember when I was there in1964 ! 😉
This is It! No matter how long ago it was, we all remember the first time we were here, For me it was 1970~ <3
What a stunning place!!! It’s so lush. Gorgeous pictures.
It gets so much rain and has such rich soil. The rain forests are amazing. I wish we could import the rain to Southern California!
Oh I know! They are so dry and the forests are so bad down there. We are expecting rain this week though! Unfortunately it may be during my tour of the Port of Oakland. Dave and I got some tix and they take you out on a boat and tour the port. Kinda cool!
I can’t wait to see your photos. You would do even fog and drizzle beautifully. Please send some here!
Thanks Cindy. :)))
I’ve been to these beautiful gardens in summer, and I see in fall it is equally as vibrant. Lovely tour and outstanding photos, Cindy.
Awww, so appreciated. Thank you & cheers too~
Yes, it seems magical, like Alice in a happy wonderland~
Thank you for your continuing obsession seeking what is valuable to the soul and beautuful, then skilfully photographing and sending it to us. Please don’t seek treatment.
What a lovely and kind comment. I want to find the peace and beauty everyday and share it because we need all desperately need peace and beauty. Thank you for knowing this my friend~ <3
Honored my friend~ 🌻
Enchanting, Cindy – wonderfoul photos x
So kind and so encouraging. Thank you~
Beautiful flowers and photos, Cindy. The dahlias… were my mother’s favorite flower to grow — she had over 65 varieties! She would have loved this garden.
The dahlias here were especially lovely. They had so many and they had the plate ones that are huge with many varied hues in one flower. Truly lovely. I grew dahlias for a couple of seasons but gave up. They are so beautiful, but quite labor intensive, as they must be continually dead-headed to keep them blooming. Your mother must have been an exceptional gardener~
She was. In Michigan the dahlia bulbs had to be dug up, divided, wrapped, and stored in the cellar over the winter. Having two strong sons helped.
That is impressive and I bet her gardens were gorgeous! 🌸🌸🌸
A breath of fresh air for someone confined with the creeping cruds of a cold! Thank you!
So pleased they brought their cheer and I hope that creepy cold crawls away!
So pretty, and tranquil. 🙂
Yes, the gifts of a well grown garden!
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Lovely photos of the Butchart Gardens…thank you for sharing these, Cindy!
Thank you more for your kindness my friend~ <3
This is so beautiful…. I dint know nature was this beautiful till I opened this post..
Your comment made me smile. I am so pleased to meet you!
Pleased that a blog like this is extant….will check your previous works, my eyes must be itching for more
Be well my friend and thank you!
U ever welcome
I have never been there in the fall but it as gorgeous as in the spring. Your photos are so much better than those I took. Now I want to go back again. 🙂
Spring is the only season in which I haven’t visited. It must be glorious in the spring since it is in every other season. I think you should go back! <3
These flowers are so pretty. 🙂
Happy week to you dear Ranu~ <3
Wonderful garden, thanks for bringing it to me!
Thank you more for appreciating it~
What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thank you more for your thoughtful appreciation & cheers to you~
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
Just a hop and a skip away from you Alison~ <3
Are you coming to Van?
We are back at The Holler now. We miss each other by inches…..
One day we will meet in person!
Cindy, those are sensational photos. Thanks for sharing. I’ve never seen the place but it is on my list now.
Oh good. You will be happy when you visit~ <3
Ah, those are beautiful photos, and bring back some great memories for me – I visited there in 2007 and was blown away by the range of different garden styles within the once place. Thanks for sharing 😀
Everyone remembers the year in which they visited, which tells you how special the place is~ 💐💐
An amazing visual treat!!
Thank you so much! Very please you enjoyed and cheers to you~
Whoa !!!! Oh my gosh ! That’s amazing ! ( sorry for the exclamation marks, ha ha ! )
I love exclamation marks from you!!
I’m so glad you got to go to the gardens! Woohoo 🙂 I adore it there ~ and the fireworks, did you see the fireworks display at night? HUGS
No I have not. You see, the more I see, the more I learn I need to see!!!
Beautiful gardening there. Nice. Hugs Joe
I love the backstory of this garden. Lovely photos, Cindy. Autumn is a delightful time to visit Buchart. I hope you had high tea. Hugs and Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. Life is amazing.
Happy TG to you Rebecca and I think the history is pretty amazing too. Shows you what love of beauty can do.
What an extraordinary place. It looks like a lot of work goes into it. 🙂
I think an incredible amount. Deadheading alone would be so labor intensive.
Oh yes. I remember being deadheaded by a bottle of rum. 😀
Tsk, tsk Graham. I never do that. Unless of course I am baking,
I was hot too. 🙂
Your photos and the gardens are gorgeous.
Ah, thank you my friend and cheers to you~ <3
I went there with my mom as a kid. It used to be a landfill or quarry prior to being a garden…
Yes, a quarry. Amazing how many bloggers went there as children and remember it still. Wonderful really~
Wow for a paradise garden, so amazing beautiful Cindy 🙂
It is just so lush and verdant and full of color, so different than poor drought ridden Southern California~
Also much different from Spain now. Here is much yellow, not because of the autumn, but because of dry weather. We have had rain, but not enough to keep anything green.
Spain and Portugal looked exactly the same to me as home. The sad effects of not enough rain.
Lovely garden! The picture of the pond is beautiful!
I love the peace created by ponds. So glad you noticed & cheers to you~
Wow! Thanks for sharing these wonderful images.
Thank you more for appreciating them!
Your photo series is absolutely stunning. I’ve spent a lot of time in BC and never found my way to Butchart Garden, I need to move it higher on my bucket list.
Thank you very much. I highly recommend it. I suspect you will find yourself returning. I would if I lived in Seattle.
Sehr stimmungsvolle Bilder Cindy. Danke fürs zeigen…
Sie sind eine schone Person Ernst! Seien Sie gut mein Freund~
Love the lush beauty, photos and poetry!
I love your kindness and your poetry! <3
Aw, thank you! Likewise, and I Love your eye for the beauty of our world! Thank you so much for sharing!
So appreciated~ 🌸🌸
Truly gorgeous. What an incredible place.
Started with a woman wanting to make a mining quarry beautiful. She succeeded!
This is magic, this is Heaven!
British Columbia is this way! So glad you enjoyed my friend <2
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
What a gorgeous place…a heaven for me! As I cannot visit myself I am ever so grateful you took me there!
It is so much nicer to have you along! <3
This is a beautiful and awesome place! Right now I would love to be wandering in it soaking up the natural beauty and the radiant colours…fantastic! 🙂
I wish I could beem over and join you!
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You take the most amazing vacations. I wish I was a little fly on the wall that followed you everywhere.
I wish we could meet up there, but I so appreciate traveling with you virtually. You make the experience richer~
Those pics are beautiful!!!
Thank you my friend and cheers to you~ 🌸 🌸
My pleasure! Thank you.,😄
Stunning captures of a stunning garden. I love Butchart Gardens and your captures do them justice!! Thanks for sharing!
I am honored! Thank you~
What stunning gardens, Cynthia. Must take a very large team to keep that landscaping in perfect condition.
Your images are excellent and really show the details very well.
Thanks so much Vicki and I share your amazement at the amount of work a garden like this would require!
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Cindy Knoke hails us from the Butchart Gardens in Victoria Canada with her exquisite photography. Flowers are so delicate and pure, offering brilliant beauty and asking nothing in return. Cindy has captured their divine essence. I hope you’ll visit her blog for the full experience ❤
Blogging is such a major privelege because the community of bloggers worldwide are the most peaceful, thinking, creating, caring people that I have ever met in such concentrated and large numbers. I never would have thought it possible. It really never ceases to amaze me. We connect virtually from all over the world. We share whatever we want to and we are heard, seen, resonated with, and are equally dazzled by the creativity of each other, and the community.
It is the most surprising gift.
Thank you Tina for showing us why we are good.
Beautiful captures Cindy!! Thanks for the memories of my first time 💛
So sweet Val, makes me smile. Lots of ‘first times’ mentioned here, and atypically for first times, they all are consistently positive! 🌸🌸🌸
The first time I wasn’t there I cried .. the colors and patterns were so beautiful! May all fits be so heart opening 💛
Indeed. As Monet knew, gardens are good for your hearts and minds~ <3
Oh, you went there – hurray! So beautiful, thanks for sharing these lovely views! <3
I thought of you when you mentioned the horticultural garden, so I thought of you again when I did this post. I wasn’t sure if this is what you meant. We are home now, but I always go here first, and have yet to visit in spring. I am glad you knew I should go here. Best to you dear Eliza~ 🌸🌸
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So appreciated and so thoughtful of you. Thank you.
una vera delizia per gli occhi! e che verde intenso!
Tu sei così gentile e così apprezzato. Grazie e tutto il meglio per voi. 🌸🌸🌸
What a time to visit Butchart Gardens! The last time I visited was when I was in my early teens! Like others here, I have you to thank for this lovely trip down Memory Lane. I also have to mention that the contrasting colors of the flowers in the 4th image from the top make them seem to emanate a warm inner glow. Beautiful! <3
I saw your name, hadn’t read your comment yet, when I thought, “Maybe Lynn has posted something….”
So I went to see, I am smiling as I write this, “disagreeable Lynn.”
You are a joy to me.
Keep thinking, and feeling.
I am going to go see what you mean about photo 4.
Live long and prosper my dear friend Lynn.
Magnificent pictures, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne
Thank you much for your thoughtful appreciation & cheers to you~
That is one amazing garden!
It has to be one of the best I have seen in the world. Cheers to you & pleased you enjoyed!
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That time of the week when stunning images pop up on my screen and I know that they can only be from Cindy Knoke.. this is no exception… Butchart Gardens Victoria Canada.. definitely on our wish list when we make the trip over.. Head over and indulge yourself in colour.
I am happy you have added Vancouver Island and Butchart to your bucket list. You will be glad you did. Hugs to you Sally for your friendship & support~
It is just that! Glad you enjoyed & cheers~
Monet would feel right at home!
Wunderschön liebe Grüße von mir und Umarmung Gislinde
Wunderbar zu horen von Ihnen Gislinde und danke mein lieben Freund~ 🌸🌸🌸
Wow… absolutely beautiful!!!
Thank you and so pleased you enjoyed!
That’s a stunning fall garden, Cindy. My grandmother’s garden was designed to look pretty during each season; it’s an art and labor of love, I think. I’m afraid I didn’t inherit the talent and just get to marvel and enjoy the work of others. 🙂
Yes those types of garden require careful planning and upkeep but the results are a joy to behold. My grandfather had one too. Our two grandparents probably would have gotten along well. People who share passions often do!
We have a Botanical Garden where I live, but it is not nearly as stunning as the one in your photos!
I think very few are and Butchart is rightly famous~
Spectacular shots — thanks for letting me enjoy them, too!!
I love traveling with you Debbie! <3 🌸
One of my favorite travel destinations. Beautiful photos, Cindy. I’ve been once in late spring (in the rain) and twice on a hot summer day. I would love to go in the fall and winter too. Did you have tea?
I have before, but not this time. Counting the calories precludes it I’m afraid. Spring is the only season I haven’t visited and I imagine it must be spectacular~ 🌸
These gardens are a visual feast, Cindy! Beautiful photos, and thank you for taking us along on this virtual tour.
Sharing the experience with thoughful people like you makes for a richer experience, so thank you Lavinia~ <3🌸
How absolutely stunning! Eyecandy flowers. I love flora, fauna, and your descriptive prose. Thank you for another beautiful journey, Cindy.
Thank you for joining me Nancy, you enhance the experience! <3 🌸
Thank you! <3
These pictures are absolutely beautiful. They brought a calmness just looking at them!
That is so good. Our psyches need calming images of beauty and nature. We were made to live in nature, not to be bombarded daily with tons of horrific news and images.
That is so true! Thank you for brightening up my world today! Your beautiful pictures are a wonderful reminder of the power of nature.
Highly motivating. Thank you!
You really have a very lovely blog!
Wow, Cindy! It doesn’t look like Autumn has come to Canada – these are beautiful summer photos! Love your phrase – ‘An Autumnal Pageant’.
I was pretty amazed by the amount of blooming too for fall. So glad you enjoyed the pageant. It seemed like one to me. Cheers & thank you Annika~ <3
I was just over at your blog reading about Bills boxer shorts. I’m still pondering this……. 😉 😉
Heavenly! It’s even more beautiful than 10 years ago when we visited there…
Thank you so much, Cindy for the tour. 🙂 <3
You are most welcome Amy. Everyone remembers when they went to Butchart. It leaves a lasting impression~ 🌸🌸🌸
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so spectacular this garden
thank you so much for sharing so beautiful captureskisses
Thank you for the thoughtful appreciation & cheers to you~
oh welcome dear
Those colours are spectacular, almost unreal in their vividness.
I used no enhancement. This is how they look. I agree. They are spectacular gardens~
Look at all those colors! So vibrant! Hmmm….you gave us an idea for our garden. 🙂
Magic vibrant colors. What a beautiful view.
Very tied garden 😉
I do love the Butchart gardens… any time of the year, Cindy, and you have captured the reason why! Of course I also love Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island. 🙂 –Curt
It is an incredibly beautiful island isn’t it. The northern island is chock full of wild things so I love it too~
I bet… 🙂
Bonjour ou bonsoir CINDY très joli ces jardins de fleurs
Ce jour au soir deux étoiles
Vont tomber du ciel
Une sera remplit de sagesse
L’autre sera chargé de tendresse
Au loin dans le ciel une brille , celle de notre pacte d’amitié
Je te souhaite une merveilleuse journée ou soirée
Tiens au passage je te chante une mélodie , celle de mon cœur
Bisous , Bernard
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard!
Of all the gardens I have walked through this one has to be the best 🙂
Yes, it is definitely in the top!
Truly a visual feast 🙂 thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the kind appreciation!
Wow, a feast for the eyes!
Indeed and the camera just ate it all up! 😉
So lovely and colorful
Thanks and Happy Friday to you dear Lyn~
Just stunned by all the color you captured. Wow! A feast for the eyes! Thank you, Cindy! <3
Thank you more for such a lovely comment and Happy Friday!
Cindy, We were at Butchart a month ago. Your perfectly captured photos gave me the joy of visiting it again!
We may have been there at the same time! How wonderful!
Stunning Cindy,a true Autumnal symphony
So wonderful to hear from you my dear Pauline. Love and all good wishes to you and Jack. <3
I love all the beautifully coloured flowers.
I am so happy you do & cheers to you~
Fabulous photographs, Cindy. I just had to share that on Facebook – it will cheer us all up with the approach of winter, although that season has its own particular beauty.
I am touched Jean. Thank you! We need beautiful images in this too often ugly world. Cheers to you my friend~ <3
Oh Cindy, how very beautiful, I shared it to pint Sherris garden
and share to sherris sharing.. so beautiful
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So Beautifull Cindy!!!
Hugs to you dear Sherri and sending you vases of virtual bouquets! <3
A floral beauty pageant! Your photos bring back many memories of the years I lived in B.C. TY, Cindy!
BC is one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Stunning. Those lily pads were laid out like stepping stones. For a water fairy to tread, no doubt. 😉
Sounds like you have a poem in the making!
Such a beautiful green and colourful garden! Full of happiness! 🙂
Tranquility, peacefulness and happiness, yes!
And all these reflects in your own beauty too! 🙂
And your beauty too of course, for recognizing and noting the positives in life. We are lucky aren’t we, to meet such amazing people here in blogdom. I feel extremely priveleged to be a part of this small-world international community because it allows me to meet people like you. <3
Yes we are really lucky! I too feel the same as I here we can interact like minded people all over the world! Its so good to meet, know and talk to you! Stay connected! 🙂
Visa versa 2UX2!
Stunning! I wonder what it looks like in the spring?
I don’t know but I would like to see it!!
thanks Cindy– loved the color and forms of the garden. I’ve seen photos of it over the years, but have never been. It’s on my travel list, and even more now! Hope all’s well with you blog-friend!! xo
And you my dear blogging friend. We are so lucky aren’t we, to have found this amazing unexpected community of creative, kind people? <3 <3
Agree! It was a satisfying hobby– and love all your photos add to it!! hugs!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
Beautiful vibrant Garden!!
Thanks so much and cheers to you!
Beautiful photos. My son and daughter-in-law visited the gardens and the pictures they brought back with them were stunning. I’m not sure there is a more beautiful garden anywhere.
I think you are probably right. It is up there at the top of the list at least!
Stunning photos! I have only been to the gardens once, in September. Looks like a fall visit is in order! 🙂
I have seen them in each season except spring, which I can only imagine is spectacular~
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While it is only a 1/2 hour drive and two-hour ferry ride away, I have to admit I haven’t been to Butchart since I was a kid and went with my family. I have to add that to my list of must-do’s! Thank you for showing why it is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world!
It is incredibly lovely and so is the ferry ride as you know better than I! We all have a tendency to overlook places close to us. I have seen posts about places 1/2 hour from me photographed and described and thought, I should go there! Laughing……
Exquisite! Warm and oh so human.
Yes, like someone’s carefully tended garden, multiplied!
Butchart Gardens….., another fairyland place, Cindy. Was there several years ago. Good to see that it’s still as beautiful as I remember it. Thanks for bringing those visions back to me. 🙂 Hugs !
I was first there at 14. It never disappoints!
That top picture is just magical!
So pleased you enjoyed & thanks Maria!
These are beautiful shots.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for all the likes,Cindy. 🙂
I love your blog my friend and you too! <3
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Just what this day needs to be purrfect! THANX for another astoundingly lovely post. ~~dru~~
I love, love, love the incredibly gorgeous Butchart Gardens! I had been there once when I was 14, and I am eager to go back one day. 🙂
I was there at 14 also. How synchronistic!
I love the Butchart Gardens!! Great pictures.
Thank you and I am so happy you do! Cheers to you~
Absolutely gorgeous! I’ll have to go there some day!
Thank you and I hope you do!
Spectacular. Stunning. Photography class. (That last one was for me.) 😉
Ahhhh, that is so kind of your and so appreciated! Thank you!