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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Flower Power - A Collection of Photos to Welcome Spring of 2011

My friend Rhodora and I have weekly trips to cupcake stores, restaurants, botanical gardens, tea houses, etc.  I guess when one reaches this age, there is a natural need to compensate yourself for the hard work that you've put in over the past few days...or simply to enrich what you already have in your bank of experiences, and have a first hand connection with anything that appeals the senses. 

So over the past couple of weeks, she and I have thought about going to see the cherry blossoms in the country's capital, but it never happened due to schedule conflicts.  But here in Virginia Beach, we found this quaint Japanese garden at the Red Wing Park and saw a row of beautiful cherry blossoms amidst a 50 degree weather.  They were absolutely gorgeous, so despite the threat of allergies, we stayed for a little bit and took pictures.


I am not a professional photographer, but I have the leanings to become one.  I have a decent Cybershot DSC-H20 point and shoot which does all the photography tricks my imagination can create, and of course, my partnership with Picnik makes my pictures look uberly dramatic, if not, stunning.

Yesterday, we visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA and took photos of their beautiful blooms.














Although we were expecting quite a few more flowers (the rose garden has no flowers yet), I was quite pleased just chillin' with Rhodora and driving for a couple of hours out to Richmond. 

This weekend, I'm going to visit Jmom in Durham, NC and will request that we see the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. My Cybershot and I will be very busy, that's for sure :)