Friday, May 20, 2011

How can a flower be so darn happy looking?

I don't know why, but there is something about gerbera daisies that always make me smile.  I can't help it, they just do. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

These Turtles Have the Right Idea

So, yeah.... this isn't a picture that was taken today or even this week.  There is no way it could have been because there HASN'T BEEN ANY SUN this week.  So, in the interest of cheering everybody up and returning  my own sanity I decided to post this picture from two weeks ago when my mom and I went to Garden in the Woods.  It was actually nice out then.  I wanna sun myself like the turtles are.... wah :(

Monday, May 16, 2011

They do

I didn't exactly have the best seat in the house for taking picture at my friend's wedding, but I was able to get some neat shots that I probably wouldn't have even thought to try with a better view.  I love how this one came out.  I was stuck behind some very tall people and could only snap picture in between heads, so I ended up cropping this one down to take out all the extraneous people and focus on their hands. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Very Soggy Garden

I returned home from a lovely wedding weekend for one of my college friends to find a very soggy garden. My plan had been to actually plant all the lovely herbs I bought last week.. but I couldn't exactly do that without becoming a swamp monster in the process.  Instead, I just took pictures of the water droplets on our hosta.  The leaves on his hosta is absolutely gargantuan... I think it might be prehistoric.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pretty Mother's Day Flowers

I found this beautiful hydrangea when I was out looking for flowers for both my moms this past weekend. I just adore how this one has both pinks and blues mixed together.  Very neat!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Leafy Beginnings

Took this beauty when wandering through The Garden in the Woods with my mom last Friday for a quick early Mother's Day photography walk.  While the garden wasn't in full bloom yet, it was still quite a nice walk and we were able to get some reasonably good photos.  I especially liked this one showing the beginnings of leaves on all the trees against the blue sky.  We haven't had a lot of that lately, so it's great to capture it when I can.  It seems like even nice warm days can't stay cloud free at this point. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

In the Countryside

Recently I took a trip down to Avon, CT for a baby shower for my brother in law's wife.  The shower was held at Countryside Park, which consists of about 17 acres of land, two ponds and a small building that town residents can rent for small events.  As my family is wont to do, we arrived early and explored the general area until the rest of the shower goers arrived.  We were very fortunate it was such a nice sunny day and were able to enjoy the covered bridge and lovely air.