I'm such a wuss about taking pictures around people who aren't doing the same. I feel especially self-conscious using my "big" camera, like I'm a serious photographer.
But I like going to plant nurseries to take pictures. There are plenty in the area, and they have such a good variety of flowers. I go and take the pictures on the sly, missing out on lots of good shots, I can tell. It's partially because of feeling self-conscious, but partially because I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to be taking pictures. That probably seems like a weird concern, but if I'm not purchasing these flowers, do I have the right to take advantage of the work that gardeners put into them (beyond just looking)? I don't know how the owners feel about that, so I guess I should just ask. One of these days I will call and ask, once I brave up enough.
I wouldn't be opposed to buying some plants in exchange for being able to photograph all areas of the nursery, though! I was actually interested in purchasing a couple of plants this weekend, but I didn't really know what to get and no one seemed available for help. In the end, I'm glad I didn't buy any because the hanging plants (like I want) are pretty expensive, and I just learned I can buy the stuff separately for much cheaper. I might try that sometime. I need help, I think. K? Are you good with plants? :)
Anyway, I looked at lots of flowers this weekend, and it made me sort of wish to work for a nursery in some capacity. Below are some of the photos I took while no one was looking. I'm experimenting with sizes to post in this blog, so let me know if you have any feedback about that. Are these too big?
These ones are sooooo petalicious. I forget the name.
Just to show all the layers--doesn't it look like whipped cream or something?
Bleeding hearts are one of the cutest flowers!
Wisteria is one of those plants I'd loooove to have in my dream yard one day. My dream yard that is taken care of by a gardener. :P
More to come during the week. I didn't want to burn you out in one post.