Dr Marm never without my Nikon!


I am one of those few folks that are actually happy to give up an hour in the spring–thrilled for more daylight!

Northern California is severely lacking in rain and we had some in the forecast today…sadly, to no avail as of 5:30 p.m.  What we got was a nice cloudy and overcast sky.  Perfect for catching some seasonal blooms at the Carmichael Botanical Garden.  So, off I went!

In addition to the Tulip blooms, the trees had lovely blossoms as well.  For this, I dusted off my macro 60mm lens (literally!) and caught some different views.  Must say, it has been a long time since I have tried to manual focus on any lens, except for my Lensbaby optics!

What is spring without budding blossoms?  Hopeful these will survive the week of predicted rain!

This is my favorite image from today…

Hope your spring is full of blooms and you enjoy each blossom!


11 responses

  1. trudy helmlinger

    Love your pictures and the sentiments

    March 12, 2012 at 12:46 am

    • Thanks much, glad we went!

      March 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

  2. Kerry

    Nice Laura Really like the 4th and last one.

    March 12, 2012 at 1:28 am

    • Thanks Kerry! You made me realize I had the same image twice. Have now fixed that. Appreciate your view and comments:)

      March 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  3. BirdGalAlcatraz

    Excellent! These images are just superb. Hard to pick out any one over the other. Love the tulips!

    March 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    • Thank you! Was nice to see the blooms and some color.

      March 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  4. A touch of spring. These beautiful images are so very soft and delicate. Lovely post, Laura. I cannot select a favorite, they are all stunning!

    March 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    • Thanks so much Julie. Know these blooms won’t last with our rain the forecast, so wanted to enjoy them while I could:)

      March 13, 2012 at 12:53 am

  5. BirdGalAlcatraz

    Still not appearing on Facebook, though everything else does. Bermuda Triangle.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:54 am

  6. How did I miss this beautiful post? Really lovely photos Laura!

    April 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    • Thank you, Linda! My posts have been quite lacking over the past few months. This visit was close and a very small park. Perfect what I am able to do at this point!

      Making it a goal to get back to at least every 2-3 weeks. Even if–photos are from my archive. Not shooting much right now due to injury. Ready to be on the mend!

      Should take advantage of time and organize my images!


      April 14, 2012 at 3:08 am

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