A  Day in a not-so-ordinary Garden

I’m baaaack!  Actually I never really left; I was just working in a different part of my website.  Over the last few months I’ve been working in my shop on a furniture commission for some very good friends here on the Ranch.  You can check out the Bar Stool project from beginning to end in the “In the Shop Now” Page on my website.  With that project behind me I’m freer to more fully engage myself in photography again.

I also wanted to try out a new camera (thanks to my latest woodworking project).  Barbara and I took a day trip to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden in Fort Bragg.  We’ve been there many times and it truly is a special place.  The images below catch some of the many beautiful features of this wonderful garden paradise.  There is also some significant art displays imbedded throughout the garden; some are statuary in nature while others are more integrated into the gardens themselves.  One of my images shows a couple of honey bees on a flower, and right after I took that shot I came across a beautiful statue of bees on a honeycomb.   They truly know how to celebrate nature in all its glory.

So, it’s nice to be shooting again and I hope you enjoy my return to nature as much as I do.

Life is good!

 

Equipment: Nikon D810; Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens.

Water Lily Sedges around the Pond Honey Bees Art in the Garden Mendocino Botanical Garden Bees and Honeycomb Herons Garden Path

 

 

 

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2 Responses to A  Day in a not-so-ordinary Garden

  1. Chris Wendt says:

    Really nice images, Phil.

    I feel that I know Fort Bragg and Mendocino, after following the manhunt up there.

    Whatever happened to the photographer who was having troubles with the native people and the law?

    Chris

    • Thanks Chris…I’m just getting to know this new camera. Luckily its enough like my other one that the basic operation is easy. As for Ron LeValley, he’s out of jail and is back in Fort Bragg and is still selling his photos. I think he was a bit naive and got himself in over his head. I think they tried to make a rather unfair example of him, but I guess he should have known better.

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