I am an avid flower photographer but most of the photographers I travel with are only interested on a limited basis, if that. So throughout our time in Maine, I had resisted going to any botanical gardens. I just made images of flowers when and where I saw them. But on our last day…
Not far from the house we rented near Harbor Springs is a very interesting nature preserve. The 30 acre Thorne Swift Nature Preserve is
I was recently in need of a break from my life so I booked a flight, a room and a car and headed north before it was no longer spring! I decided that the best spot for a quick trip away was Longwood Gardens
Florida has many iconic roadside tourist attractions from the early 1900’s and
It always astonishes me how we can live in a place for several years or all of our lives and not know about wonderful places that are literally minutes away! One such place is the Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida. This 50 acre garden is located a few minutes from
After my recent trips to Maine (see Part 1-12) & Rhode Island, it was time to get back to traveling a bit closer to home, here in Florida! With the 4 day weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday I decided I had time to drive south about an hour to Sarasota and visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
This is one of my favorite places to photograph flowers and I was pleasantly surprised
On the last day of our week in Maine, after spending the morning in Wonderland (part 10), we had some time, so we decided to stop by an interesting garden we had passed several times in our travels around the area. Asticou Azalea Garden is in Northeast Harbor.
It is a public garden, owned and conserved by the Land & Garden Preserve. We pulled in to the tree lined parking lot, pulled out our cameras and
During our week long visit to Maine, while driving & walking, I could not help noticing the colorful parts of the scenery! Colorful Maine came to my mind while in the woods, along the roads, on the shore & in the towns.