The Berkeley Rose Garden

 

During a day spent in the Bay Area we visited the Berkeley Rose Garden because I am incapable of not visiting a botanical garden once Google Maps makes me aware of its proximity. 

The gardens are in a steep amphitheater arrangement and while the blooms were certainly past their peak color, I started to really enjoy capturing their graceful decay as I wandered around. Gardens are so often only documented during the most flattering times of the year when they're putting on a perfect, spring show. But it was fun to find interesting shapes and compositions in the decomposition.  

Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal
 
Berkeley Rose Garden from the Print Club Ltd. Journal