Showing posts with label Garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Garden. Show all posts

Monday, March 31, 2014

In the Garden - Day 90 #CY365

In the garden at the Moses Myers House in Norfolk Virginia. Spring is finally here as the oak leaf hydrangea begins to open up. Canon G15, 1/1000 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400 in macro focusing mode.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Worker Bee

The bees were mighty busy at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center off Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach. The demonstration garden here is one of Hampton Roads best kept secrets. Need some tine to think or unwind, stop by for a walk in the gardens. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Canon 7D, 1/160 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100, 100mm macro lens.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Future Heat

- First blooms on this year's Jalpaneo pepper crop. Last year's crop produced peppers all the way into December. Canon 7D, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, 100mm macro, LED Litepanel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Garden Envy

- Made my first rip to Anderson-Wright Rooms & Gardens at 622 High Street in downtown Portsmouth, Virginia. This is the gorgeous interior courtyard. If you love gardens and landscape design, this is must place to visit. Canon G11, 1/50 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 200.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lone Calla

From 2010 Blog
- My lone calla lily shows off its graceful curves and lovely yellow color. I only have one plant and usualy only get one bloom a year, so it's really special. Canon 7D, 1/1600 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 100mm.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

361 - Firepower

From 365 Project
The Dwarf Firepower Nandina in my backyard have taken on their bright crimson color for the winter. These bamboo like shrubs are great low maintenance additions to any garden and provide interesting color in winter. Canon 7D, 1/125 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 200, 50mm prime lens.

Friday, August 21, 2009

233 - Scared Lotus

From 365 Project
Last month I posted a photo of an American Lotus with its butter cream yellow color. This time it's the Asian Scared Lotus in wonderful pale pink. Buddhist symbolism suggests, because they emerge from slime and corruption, then grow up through the purifying water to emerge into the sunlight, they are seen as metaphors for the development of the individual being towards enlightenment.* This one is at Pagoda & Oriental Garden in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Canon 40D, 1/320 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200, 100mm focal length.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

227 - Buckeye Butterfly

From 365 Project
Caught this Buckeye Butterfly in the butterfly garden at Virginia Tech's Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, a.k.a. HRAREC, in Virginia Beach. The Center has some amazing gardens, thanks to Duane and Les for suggesting this as a place for photos. Canon 40D, 1/1600 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 800, 200mm focal length.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

154 - North Shore

From North Shore
I had the opportunity today to visit a magnificent private garden off North Shore Road in Norfolk Virginia. Created by Nancy the home's owner and a master gardener, the variety of plantings, the wonderful palette, textures and contrasts were a photographer's and would be gardener's dream. This is one of the flowers I captured today, check out some others in my Picasa web album. Thanks Lin for the invitation. Canon 40D, 50mm compact macro, 1/500 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100.