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As mentioned in my prior post about becoming part of a jam session in the park, here’s more from it. The sax player is Don, a local central Ohio resident who plays in a band. Doug, the guitarist, is from Pennsylvania and was visiting his non musician – well, at least he wasn’t playing any instruments that day – friend, Bill, the gentleman in blue sitting on the steps. Doug teaches music as well as plays musical gigs. As fate would have it, Bill and Doug came to visit the rose park that day with Doug deciding to play some songs at the pavilion. Along comes Don to the park and upon hearing the music came to see what was going on, asked about joining in, went back home for his sax and the band began to play.
Enter one photographer (how fortuitous that we all converged on the same park at the same time) who at first just took photos of the guys until she was asked did she know some of the tunes – which she did. We sang Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and more. There were some park visitors who stopped to listen and applauded for us while others just walked past with a smile. We were all enjoying ourselves, especially when we began making up our own lyrics to Dylan’s Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Phew! Talk about thinking fast on your feet for that one.
It was a magical musical moment in the park. Cool, man…
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.
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?
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.
Photos were taken August 2013 around the pond in the public garden where the swans, swan boats, ducks, and tourists abound 🙂
A walk in the park today was just what we needed! We walked, these park visitors jogged…don’t get us confused. The weather was ideal and the park was full; it was a great day that everyone was enjoying. If you notice, in the second photo of the young couple jogging, I caught them both in mid air. I rather like that.