I know – the first thing you are going to ask is, part one? How many pictures can you take of a lily pads? That was the first thing I asked myself as I looked through the images I took last week at the gardens. See, I’m still working out how to best use my camera. Also, the gardens are so amazingly beautiful – from one week to the next there are new surprises. I usually take pictures of the pond, but definitely not as many – and not all of them turn out the way I have hoped. So, for the next three photography posts, I am going to focus on the beauty of the pond at the gardens.
It is such a place of beauty – so serene, quiet, and magical. Sometimes we see ducks floating on the pond. Other days, we have found frogs, tadpoles, water striders, and dozens of dragonflies. Some days it is quiet with barely anyone around and other days it is packed with observant eyes – all leaning over the rows and rows of flowers, peering into the water, and taking in all the beauty that we call our Botanic Gardens. This day, it was cloudy as the skies threatened rain. In fact, it did start to rain just as we were getting ready to leave. Despite the imperfect lighting situation, I wanted to capture not only the beauty of the day – but also the mood. I hope you enjoy the images.