My walking group met at the local botanical gardens last week for a stroll through all the various indoor and outdoor gardens. Of course I brought the “good camera” as well as my cell phone and used both to snap almost 200 pictures. Don’t worry, I’m only forcing you to flip through like 20 or so. You’re welcome.
Of course there were lots of pretty flowers, even in September there was plenty of pretty to look at and take pictures of.
Little BB was in her glory, running from beautiful thing to beautiful thing.
And mommy was in her glory taking pictures of every pretty thing she saw. Until she realized that everything was pretty and she’d probably better not stop literally every two feet to take pictures.
So I only stopped like every 5 feet or so instead. Better, right? Hey, I tried!
How cool is this little rock pond thingy? I spent a lot of time crawling around in the grass taking pictures of that. I’m a camera nerd, I know. It’s okay.
Even the leaves were just begging to have their pictures taken.
And other strange pretty things that I don’t know the name of. Would you believe this thing (whatever it is) was as soft as a kitten? True story.
Meet my favorite butterfly. This pretty little thang sat around flapping her wings for me while I snapped dozens of pictures and didn’t even think about flying away until AFTER I put my camera away. Such a cooperative model!
Don’t worry – she didn’t pick those pretty flowers. We saw them lying on the ground and let her admire them for awhile as we walked.
Which made for more pretty pictures!
Bottom line: We had a fantastic time. The weather cooperated beautifully, we had great company, got in some exercise and I got to take pretty pictures. Even better? It was totally free. I can’t wait to go back!
techy notes: The first 6 pictures were taken with my cell phone, the rest of them were taken with a Nikon D40 using mostly the Macro mode for close ups, landscape mode for well landscapes and usually action mode or child mode to keep up with BB (or whatever mode I was already in as there wasn’t time to switch).