Category Archives: Floral Photography 2011 – 2012

Photo Challenge – How Does Your Garden Grow? – Public Gardens

According to Google maps it’s about 200 miles from my house to our state capitol. I think that’s off by a few miles but at times it seems like it’s even longer. I just got home yesterday from a trip out there and will be heading back there again in just a couple of days; the things we’ll do for our kids. 😀

While I’m there I like to head to Gage Park when I can, that’s where the zoo is; along with the zoo and other attractions there’s a beautiful memorial garden. This garden has a fun little lily pond complete with cute little frogs, a water feature with gold-fish in several colors, a bright white fountain, and rows upon rows of the best smelling roses ever.

This last trip was no exception as L and I took advantage of an unexpected day off for her and took our cameras to the park.

It seemed more like spring than fall while we walked through the garden and past other ponds in the park. We saw families having picnics, people riding bikes, friends having all important conversations about footwear, folks deep in thought, and mother’s taking birthday photos of their little toddlers all dressed in frilly outfits.

We focused our lenses on the roses, frogs, fish, and even the occasional duck, rabbit, and squirrel. I was very surprised to see so many roses still blooming; after all it was the second of October. But oh; the weather was just beautiful. It’s hard to think that it will soon be time for the snow to fly.

I’m off to catch up on a few things and get ready to hit the road again; I’ll post as I have time.


Picture Of The Week – Pale Peach Rose Covered With Raindrops

I wish I had taken a tablet and wrote down the names of all the roses when I visited this rose garden last fall; but I didn’t even think about it at the time. I was just enjoying the walk in the rain.

Pale Peach Rose Covered With Raindrops
August 10, 2011 – Gage Park Topeka, Kansas
250 mm – 1/200 – f/5.6 – ISO 200 – flash


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