Toto, we’re not in Texas anymore…

9 01 2009

Michael finished work early today and we decided to grab our cameras and drive over to Green Spring Gardens to see if we could get some shots before the beautiful afternoon light faded. It has been gray, drizzling, damp, rainy and quite depressing for a few days, so today was our first sunny blue-sky day and we didn’t want to waste it. It didn’t seem that cold going out to the car, but by the time we got to the park, it was freeeeeeezing. I still managed to shoot over 100 images despite the fact that I wasn’t dressed for the cold (am I ever?). No socks (sorry, Mom), and just a shawl over my shoulders (fool). No gloves, either. And I got a bit muddy while getting the eye level shots of the sweet little snowdrops. Sigh. I should have stayed in Texas until the weather warmed up here. Is it spring yet?

Click here to see snowdrops that I photographed last April at Green Spring Gardens.

Green Spring is one of my favorite local places to photograph. Below are links to all my posts about this wonderful park during the 2008 gardening season:

A very fine (birth)day, indeed! (can it get any better than this?)
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/a-very-fine-birthdayday-indeed/

Japanese Anemones (such an elegant flower):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/honorine-jobert/

Photographic smorgasbord (lots of bugs in this post!):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/photographic-smorgasbord/

Convention ’08 (even more bugs here):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/bug-reunion-08/

In bloom at Green Spring Gardens (a very colorful day!):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/in-bloom-at-green-spring-gardens/

I will be the gladdest thing (images from a hot day in July):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/i-will-be-the-gladdest-thing/

Duh…more flowers, of course! (a beautiful May day):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/duhmore-flowers-of-course/

Love-in-a-mist (one of my favorites):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/05/18/love-in-a-mist/

A day of bliss (yes, it truly was):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/05/18/a-day-of-bliss/

Glorious poppies (yes, they were):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/05/18/glorious-poppies/

Swaths of color (capturing the first spring blooms):
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2008/04/13/a-profusion-of-spring-color/

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9 01 2009
hankinslawrenceimages

Love the snowdrops. We were at Green Spring over the weekend photographing in the Greenhouse. I didn’t think to look around outdoors to see if anything was blooming. I think I need to go back and find the snowdrops.

I’m so ready to be photographing flowers outdoors again!

10 01 2009
cindydyer

Hi Patty,
Most of the snowdrops were around the curve up before you get to the house….look for them in front of that large tree (in the second photo) just past the lavender bed with the sundial, and also along the border near that tree (near the row of apple trees) in the shady area. Most of them are in that area….and a few more before you round the corner to the gazebo. Bring something you can lie down on so you can get down at eye level…the ground was pretty mushy when I got down and dirty! It was really chilly—not a good day for photographing plants, but I did it anyway….but not for long!

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