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Pay Attention

I cannot begin to imagine how many bulbs are planted in the 121 acres here (here being Inniswood Metro Gardens still)  but it’s quite a few! They do a magnificent job of tending to all of the flowers and plants in spite of all of us humans who come to enjoy – and from the looks of this warning sign – possibly trod upon the flowers.  A few years ago I photographed an area here that was absolutely filled with crocus but on this visit that area was warning tape roped off for renovations.

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Out standing in their field

The Inniswood Metro Gardens boasts more than 2,000 species of plants along with specialty collections and themed gardens.  Between it and the Park of Roses here in Central Ohio, from spring to fall there is always something and somewhere to photograph.

By the way, get the pun?

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There’s a bee in my mouth…

There were honey and other bees buzzing busily in the gardens and I for one was quite happy to see them.

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Let’s get daffy

As in daffodils.  If you want to be the other definition for daffy by all means go for it!  Another sign of spring are the arrivals of the daffodils.  Usually they bloom before tulips but in Inniswood they were sharing all of us humans with the tulips…and other flowers.

I’ve never seen a curly daffodil like these before; wonderfully unique.

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Tiptoe through the tulips

Today Mother Nature was in a good mood as the weather, while breezy, was sunny and in the low 70’s.  Taking advantage of the day we went to Inniswood Metro Gardens  in Westerville, Ohio.  This beautiful park is a magnet for nature lovers and photographers.  While sitting down in the grass to get tulip shots I paused to let one photographer with his assistant pass by carrying their reflector and softbox.

My overalls that I wear when I know I will be getting very close to nature have muddy knees and back pockets from getting in there for the shots (it has been rainy here as of late) but it was so worth it.  More spring images will be featured this week so please come back and enjoy.

 

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Boston Public Garden People Watching

Photos were taken August 2013 around the pond in the public garden where the swans, swan boats, ducks, and tourists abound 🙂

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Hiking in Usery – I’ll take the high road

And the high trail we did take.  At this point we hadn’t reached the top yet but what a view!  It was a girls only hike as DH and his dad went to a pub (the nerve of them!) and my two sister in laws, mother in law, niece and I went hiking.  After coming down the other side and heading back to the car for some water,  my niece and I took of on a trail heading towards that one pointy hill in the middle of the photo.

By the way, after the hiking we went out to lunch and had such a great time the guys were wondering when we were coming back.  We took our time.

 

 

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