I had such a fun Mother's Day with my family. The weather didn't end up being quite as sunny the day before, but it was still a pretty nice day. My husband surprised me by telling me we could go get a new camera. I was so happy to get a new one, we'd had the old one for many years.
So, while my husband and older daughter went for a bike ride I walked around the yard taking pictures of the littlest gardener and whatever else looked photogenic.
(clicking on the pictures will enlarge them)
The Pink Flowering Dogwood is my favorite thing to photograph right now.
Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata) The flowers have a sweet citrus scent. I've heard these evergreen leaves can have strong, not so sweet smell, but so far I haven't noticed it.
Super macro on the Peony 'Sorbet' I just planted early this spring. Looks like I'll be lucky and get a flower this year!
I noticed that in the school yard behind us there are white dogwoods. I never noticed these 2 white dogwoods until a tree blew over about a month ago. They both are tall and skinny and sort of grow up alongside these cedars. I used my zoom to get a close up. I just can't wait to try getting some pictures of birds now using the zoom. I took lots of pictures of the birdhouses and feeders and couldn't believe how well I could see detail. Of course no birds were visiting today.
Deutzia 'Chardonnay Pearls' blooming. A few days ago I said it looked best in buds, now I think I'm changing my mind. I like the flowers open just as much!
Leopard's Bane (doronicum). I've tried growing them before, but I think it was too dry where they were. They do like regular water. I'm trying them again, I love these yellow flowers.
The tulips are just about done blooming. This fall I'll be planting a lot more.
I think the rain is returning, but that won't stop me from taking pictures. I'll probably be driving my family crazy for awhile practicing all the different settings and seeing how things work. I'm actually reading the directions this time, the last camera we had I didn't even know it had macro until about 6 years of owning it.