Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Amador Flower Farm

Amador Flower Farm

About an hour from Sacramento lies an area rich in soil for growing grapes and flowers.  The Amador Flower Farm held its Fall Festival this weekend.  Decided it was worth a trek to visit the outskirts of the town, Plymouth.  Mapquested the address and ventured on!  The directions got us close to the location…after a few miles of wondering country roads as the only car with vultures circling above–we decided we had taken a wrong turn!  Retraced our path and ventured left instead of right as Mapquest had indicated and did make it! 

The specialty of this farm is Daylillies with 14 acres and the selection was overwhelming.  The folks working were knowledgable and very helpful.  Whimsical garden decorations were amidst flowers…paths were well maintained.  

Garden Friends

We were experiencing summer like weather, so I wore my sandals for the drive and planned to change into tennis shoes once we arrived.  Was quite surprised when I looked in my car and did not find my shoes–oh well, figured I’d be fine…and then saw this! 

Good to know!

Seriously wished I had better footwear, but decided I would look for rattlesnakes and photo the display garden anyway! 

Bee resting

Many of the flowers were past their prime…but the area was still lovely with views. 

Near the pond

A bit of clouds

Beyond the road

Rich lawn and vines

All Alone

A bit of life left

My favorites of the day were these bright and sunny flowers–so I took a few shots! 

Still Lovely

Another view

Bee Centered

Also took my wide angle lens which I don’t use often. With Nikon introducing the 24mm prime lens and seeing the wonderful results over the past few weeks–decided I need to work more with my 14-24mm. 

Pink Dahlia

Followed this butterfly through the garden area and realized I was not looking for rattlesnakes!  Preoccupied–have yet to get a decent photo of a colorful butterfly.  Handheld with 70-300mm, little soft–but decided to share it anyway… 

Soft Butterfly

Will look forward to another visit next spring when flowers are really in bloom AND wear the proper shoes!


3 responses

  1. I enjoyed the trip! 😀 Very pretty!!!

    October 3, 2010 at 7:27 pm

  2. Glad you shook the vultures off your trail and sidestepped the rattlesnakes 😉 This looks like a really fun activity and a great photo op place.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:52 am

  3. Very much enjoyed the many views, perspectives and angles captured here. Amador Flower Farm is lovely.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

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