Had a few minutes after a meeting today, and decided to stop by the gardens here at UT. Not bad. Was good to take some macro shots again. Perhaps will do video at some point, if I have more time.
Spent some time in Atlanta this weekend and went to the Botanical Gardens. Fantastic orchids there. Good to use the cameras again.
So for those of you who don’t know, we recently picked out a dachshund puppy, who came to live with us today. We’ll try not to be those people who take way too many pictures of the puppy, but to be honest, right now he’s too cute not to take pictures of. So without further ado…
We spent this weekend in San Antonio for John’s graduation, and our morning entertainment was to head to the Botanical Gardens for a quick walkaround. It was the first time I’d had the macro lens out in quite a while (not counting our trip to the bluebonnets, not posted), and I was perhaps a bit rusty. All in all I was surprisingly pleased with the general facility – while it doesn’t have the size of the Dallas Arboretum, it’s close to being in the same league in terms of landscaping and plant variety. There are, of course, the general staples (pansies, lilies), but also some more unique things (a desert section, and some nice orchids). Definitely worth dropping by if you get a chance.
Full gallery available here.
While walking past an amaryllis, I noticed a green tumor inside one of them. Intrigued, I found inside a rather tired green frog. Also got some cool video, but that’ll take a bit longer to process.
Had a few spare moments this morning and went to shoot out at HG. Looks like they’re replanting everything, so hopefully some more variety in the next few weeks.
The Amaryllis at the HG are incredible right now – truly an amazing site. If you’re in the area and get a chance, you should definitely go take a look at them. Mixture of D90 with Sigma 150 and D300 with Nikon 200.
Some pictures from random outings in the past couple of weeks. The gardens are a beautiful place right now.
Spent a couple of the past afternoons out at the holistic gardens. Some fun stuff out there, though I really didn’t get as much as I’d like. Possibly more to come.