Spring is coming... HONEST!!

March 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Bonsai Garden - Norfolk Botanical Gardens - © John Cadell PhotographyBonsai Reflections... 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


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