January 31, 2017, posted by Michelle – It’s been bitterly cold here in Lyon for the past three weeks or so and it’s been rainy more often than not so as a result I’ve been spending a lot of time inside. Cabin fever has set in and I’m really looking forward to Spring and some sunshine. Today I took advantage of a slight reprieve, the temperature climbed up to 50º, by going for a run in the Parc de la Tête d’Or. I brought my camera along too in an effort to take a few shots of some winter beauty in the gardens on this last day of January.
The artwork above is a mural, painted on the glass wall of the movie theatre next to the park, by the Chinese artist WENNA – www.wennastudio.com. It could be the cabin fever talking but to me it represents winter blowing his last cold, harsh winds as yellow Spring flowers creep up behind him. At any rate, I certainly found some happy colors which helped brighten up this grey day! I hope you enjoy the photos below of the park’s winter palette, twisted trees and fine feathers.
Those are rosehips of a variety called Rouge Meillandecor. The roses will look like this when they bloom in the spring: http://www.florum.fr/rosa-rouge-meillandecor/74782/6023/rose-rose-rouge-meillandecor-rosier-rosier-rouge-meillandecor-zi.html
Very pretty…the berries are magnificent and the twisted trees are so interesting. Is that some type of fruit I. The arbor like area?