Well Alrighty Then… Looks like Monday slipped past and it’s now TUESDAY. Granted, there’s plenty of rain outside of my window – which I’m sure the frogs and grass are appreciating quite a bit. That also means that it’s time to start thinking about bringing other items out of hibernation – the lawn mower, edger/whacker – don’t ask me why it has a dual-name, but I can understand the ‘whacker’ part pretty well, without need for a 37-page “some assembly required” manual… Yes Readers, Spring is starting to make its approach. The thermometer is doing vertical cycles – this week is no exception. Sunday afternoon, we went to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens – one of our favorite places to ‘chill’ – figuratively and factually. Figuratively is the sense of peace and relative quiet – save for the ‘occasional’ jet lifting off from the neighbors next door – better known as Norfolk International Airport. Over the years that we have been going there, we have a few ‘favorite spots’. One of is the main pond and fountain which is viewed upon entering NBG. If you have ever looked around my website, you’ll see quite a few images of the NBG from over the years. Most of them are at the farthest reaches from the parking lot, meaning a long walk with over 45lbs. of gear. In both directions. Sunday, I wasn’t really feeling like taking my usual load of stuff (2-3 cameras, 4-5 lenses, 2 flashes, power packs, and a partridge in a pear tree…) along with my primary tripod. Nope – took one camera and lens, and nothing else. Wow, did I ever feel light, despite my size. Deciding to stay fairly close to the entrance because of the dwindling light as the sun dropped below the tree-line, I poked around near the Japanese Bonsai Garden. I had been through there before, but always with less than ideal lighting. This time was considerably better, and as you will see with this week’s image – not too bad at all. Not quite what I wanted, but then again, like most things in life, you generally have to take things as they come and make the best of it.
Have a great week!! © John Cadell Photography