Book about The Botanical Garden of Visby by Ila.
Just as the year was fading away, a small package made its way from Turku in Finland to Seattle, carrying Christmas presents. Amongst them was my absolute choice for the Garden Book of the Year 2008; my 10-year old niece Ila's lovely booklet about her visit to the Botanical Garden of Visby, on the island of Gotland in Sweden. I am so impressed with her idea of documenting her visit and making a lasting memory of it. Ila's way to photograph the roses after a light rain, with drops still hanging to the plump flowers is just exquisite (my scanner does unfortunately not catch the real beauty of the pictures, 24 of them in total). The layout of the book is beautiful and the names of the roses have been noted correctly with all the details. I just wonder what Ila will be up to next, as talented and artistic child as she is...?
Both photographs: © strictly Ila Narjus.