Thursday, August 16, 2012

Creature Feature

DuckDuck Butts
Statue Bench
Green Plants
Pink HydrangeasHydrangea Rock
Wall Ivy
Butterfly Black and White
Black and White Flower

______Who would have guessed that there's not just one, but two botanical gardens that aren't too treacherously far away from me?  I couldn't just go to one and neglect the other, of course, and so another gardens trip was in order.  Though this garden was supposed to be more of a hydrangea garden, it is not hydrangea season, and thus not many hydrangeas were found to be in the most photographic of conditions--yup, hydrangeas are currently hibernating.  That's what plants do when they're not blooming, right?  They hibernate?  It only makes sense.

______Though the hydrangeas were busy being in deep sleeps (I will return for them one day!), I did find some interesting little creatures to take pictures of, like turtles, insects, and ducks! And just finding those made the trip well worth it.


Rory said...

well worth it indeed!! MAN you are a good photographer. The bugs and butterflies look so amazing...such detail! LOVE THESE PICTURESSS. If you ever start a photography blog call me up an' I'll be your FIRST FOLLOWER. YES.
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Elanor said...

The insect shots are so lovely! And I adore all the vibrant colors in these photos. :) I need to hit up a botanical garden, danngg

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Boheme.Fille said...

Wow, such fantastic picture! I love nature!

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Naomi George said...

These photos are amazing!!!

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LyddieGal said...

stunning shots as always! love the ducks, they are just so cute.
and i will look forward to the hydrangea, when they awaken once again.
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Admirably Pretty said...

Amazing photography! I'm stunned!

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Hanna C. said...

did you change your profile pictures!?

anyways, the pictures are so pretty! love how you captured the pictures. i wish i could get a camera as well :(

Tori said...

These are such beautiful photos!

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Emily Meyers said...

thank you so much for visiting and commenting ali! These photos are absolutely beautiful. you have a huge ammount of talent!

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Sunny & Star said...

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India said...

so beautiful!!!

Natalie said...

wow i love your photography!! very lovely

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kim bim said...

great pictures, totally inspiring.
love nature too.
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ve a great monday.

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Ashley said...

These pictures are so are beyond talented, dear! Thanks for sharing these...they definitely brightened my morning! xx

Bonnie said...

I want to play with the little creatures. Anytime we see a tiny critter, I want to play with it. Mr. A is worried about rabies, so he freaks out ... It's a whole big thing.
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Xixia said...

Oh gosh, I really need to visit the garden near me. I think I would be appreciate it more now, than as an elementary school girl. :)
Beautiful pictures! I especially like the turtle.

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Diana said...

seriously awesome pictures! i love visiting gardens like this and feeding ducks :)

Marlen said...

haha aw no, at least you got a bunch of other lovely pictures. your camera is amaaazing, all these shots are so vivid and clear. they're beautiful!

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Joyce said...

Ahhh how could i have missed this post?! But yay i'm glad I found it :) Too bad the hydrangeas are hibernating (haha it seems so funny to call flowers hibernating because it really reminds me of turtles) but there are still so many other wonderful photos of things. I especially love your insect photos! The wings look so delicate.