my photography partner-in-crime
went on a photo shoot
just magnificently lovely
should i type it one more time so you'll totally get
how lovely an afternoon yesterday was
or do you catch my drift?
good, let's move on
because of how lovely yesterday afternoon was
(forgive me, i just felt it was needed)
to both my SIL & my PIC
(sister-in-law & photog-in-crime)
who is a certified master gardener
up in new england
just loves to play in the dirt
she grows things
lots of things
lots and lots of things
all i could do was think about her
as i strolled through the grounds
snapping my camera every few seconds
if you haven't already realized this no-brainer on your own
here's an invaluable tidbit of advise
don't go on a photo shoot like you're going shopping
downsize to a small shoulder bag
large enough for one extra lens, maybe
a bottle of water
there's nothing more frustrating
than having to put down a loaded purse, a bottle of water and a grounds map
each time you want to take a shot
good grief, do i know
now, back to the regularly scheduled post...
without a doubt in my mind
if my SIL lived in atlanta
she would live, breathe and work at
but, what i do not know is
how in the world i have lived here so long
and never knew this hidden treasure was so close to home
and i have absolutely no idea
(ie. staff staff and volunteers)
keep all the plants flourishing
and their grounds so lovingly maintained
can not compete with the likes of
but for a private and local park
they certainly blew me and my cohort away
and now without any further ado
here are some of my favorite shots from yesterday
i do not know what many of the species are
that will be for my SIL to figure out
i did not take notes
oh, and one more thing
SIL has made reference
to possibly doing a guest post here sometime
egg her on!!
|all geeks welcome|
and lots more roses
even this little guy had to get in on the act by sneaking in without my knowledge
and then there were these.....
did i forget to mention koi ponds as well?
where you can sit and meditate
where even their pond grunge, hopping with spiders, is awesome
|can you find the spider?|
and check out this amazing low growing plant ( the leaf size is about the size of your hand )
|have fun identifying this one, sis!|
and look how huge their ferns get!
|standing up against my photog-in-crime|
moving on to the conifer garden
where its all things "cone"
and everything makes you look small
who's that, you ask?
why it's my PIC who i will miss dearly
while she hangs out
in the sunshine state for a few months
she's leaving shortly
what does this funky tree make you think of?
now, if you're tired
from looking at all the photos
take a seat here....
and relax awhile