So, all the pollen is gone, and now we can enjoy the nice sunny days, and the cool nights and mornings! For a minute there, I thought we were going straight into Summer, but the temps backed off, and it has just been heavenly here!
The flowers here are just amazing, and since I got my new camera, I am noticing EVERYTHING! The blooming trees, the shrubs that bloom! The azaleas, the wisteria, so many flowers that are new to me!
I have learned so much about flowers since being on Flickr, and also from our local zoo/botanical gardens! I got myself an annual pass for my birthday, and I have been going whenever I get a chance!
One of the things I really like about the gardens here is how they change things up, not in the obvious way of planting new things, but they change the decorations. Planters, kids area, and even where you catch the tram down to the zoo! It’s refreshing. I take many of my flower shots there at the gardens, but I find so many just driving around town. The neighborhood behind us, (like Bill and the camellias) and the neighborhoods around the salon.
I thought I’d show you some of the flowers I’ve just discovered. I’m sure many of you know and have seen many of these, but I hadn’t and the point of my blog is to share new stuff! 🙂
Anise flower/stinkbush! can you believe they call this a stinkbush?! (it’s not stinky to my recollection)