My third and final instalment, until a new garden season rolls around and there are things growing once again at the Coutts Centre. We'll be walking through the gardens during the month of August as plants begin to go to seed and prepare for their winter sleep.
This time of year gardens begin to take on a new look. Seed pods provide weird and wonderful decorations where the graceful poppy once grew. Other plants share their seeds with birds and the wind to find new homes to grow in. As we are not overwhelmed with an abundance of blossoms those that are still available get more of our attention.
If you're a wee bit claustrophobic like me, you won't stay long in the camera obscura, but you should definitely go in. It is certainly interesting and I would like to try getting some interior shots using my tripod but I would need someone I really trust to stay outside and make sure I don't accidentally become locked in.
Once a month, from May to August, the centre hosts en plein aire events where artists are encouraged to come and enjoy the gardens inspiration to create their works of art. An annual show of works created during these times is hosted in Lethbridge in December. Artist's are welcome to the gardens at any time but these events are to encourage the arts community to come and enjoy creative time together.
C.J. Bennington Fine Art Photography