April, 2012 – Graham Miln

Green is Returning

Having arrived in a bleak winter freeze I have been keen to see the return of greenery to the trees and plants around the city. The last two weeks have fulfilled my wish and suddenly greenery is emerging everywhere.

The once frozen lake of the main park in Lyon, Parc de la Tête d’Or, is now surrounded by vivid green grass.

Grass next to the lake in Lyon's main park

Greenery in Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon

Most welcome of all is the return of greenery on the trees lining the boulevards of Lyon.

Tree lined boulevard in Lyon

Both the boulevard photos above were taken at lunchtime over Easter weekend when the city was unnervingly quiet. I was able to stand in the middle of normally busy streets to capture moments impossible on any other day.