Bees and blossoms instead of birds
Back in November I went to the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. I wrote a report for you about the not so swampy swamp on the west side of the park, and on reflection, it isn't very interesting. I will just save that as a draft in case I have nothing to post some day. Or maybe I will go back in the Spring and see if it is better. Just too dry to be a swamp. No birds.
But this report on the actual Gardens has lots of color and is a welcome change from our cold winter weather.
The east side of the park is a formal garden with brick paths and fountains. I think there is a gift shop, but I didn't bother with that as I have too much stuff already. After not finding any birds on the wild side of the park, I decided to console myself with the flowers. Surely there would be some birds amongst the plants I could watch and photograph?
I confess, I didn't take many wide range shots but it is a lovely place. I had birds on my mind and I was rather focused.
But I noticed this strange purple spiked plant. It had such structure and I was practicing trying to fade out the background and ...
I was rather surprised. There were butterflies and moths and bugs and all kinds of things just begging to be photographed.
Now, the day seemed a lot brighter and I started really looking at the plantings. This place was teeming with life if you just looked for it.
This turned out to be great fun. There is a butterfly garden as well and that added a lot of new subjects.
And I will leave you with this collection:
This post did not have a single bird in it! Do you like reading about
subjects besides birds? Would you mind if I wandered off-subject and did
a post about ... architecture or old buildings? As long as it had neat
photos? What do you think? Let me know in the comments.