Friday, May 31 – Brookside Gardens

by Cam Miller. 0 Comments

(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** Daisy with morning dew Can you see me in the bubble? School children on field trips today at Brookside Gardens were most fascinated by a) the bus ride to the park, b) what they brought for lunch, c) dipping their hands into the pools and fountains when their teachers weren't looking, and d) the butterfly house.  The most perfect rose This is straight out of the camera! My friend Norma and I were also on a field trip to Brookside Gardens.  We were most fascinated by a) the rose gardens, b) the butterfly house, c) finding shade wherever we could, and d) watching the kids dip their hands into the pools and fountains when their teachers weren't looking. The promise of more to come Sipping Pretty First, we walked the perimeter of the gardens, past the Gude Gardens that are undergoing renovation, through the perenniel and azalea gardens, into the fragrance garden, and then along the aquatic gardens.  We did our overall walk with our small cameras, then we returned to the car to fetch our tripods and bigger cameras.  We bought our tickets for the butterfly house, then headed back to the rose garden.  There, we spent a long time in the very hot sun finding perfect specimens to photograph, and there were plenty of them.  One of the workers watering the garden there said that the roses are the best they have been in five years. Protecting his turf A veil of bubbles After the rose gardens, we spent about 45 minutes in the butterfly house, in between hordes of field trippers -- thankfully it was lunch time for most of them.  It was steamy hot in that greenhouse-like structure, and even though it was 90 degrees outside, it felt cool when we emerged from the butterfly house. It was a great walk today at Brookside, with beautiful flowers to photograph.  And what will those kids be talking about at the dinner table tonight?  Probably about how many slimy quarters they were able to dig out of the reflecting pools.  After all, they are kids... Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email: Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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