Third Photo Day in Chantilly, Virginia

Luckily we went out on the 14th for a photo shoot before the rain of the past two days began. Some really nice foliage in and around Chantilly were captured and with the rain I decided to do some post processing on these images, which came out well. They do show some changes in 2 days time in growth as well! The nice gardener next door gave me this beauty of a hyacinth and I readily placed it next to my bed for the fragrance. Sadly, 3 days later, it is beginning to wilt. Hyacinths seem to be almost a type of succulent in my opinion, as I noticed how heavy it was, Perhaps it was filled with perfume! Click on any image for an enlargement. The details are breathtaking. i love my new Nikon! Enjoy!

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4.14 I’m still here on my feet surprisingly since I sleep up 13 count them 13 stairs and man is it tough getting up all those stairs  being totally out of shape for all the walking etc I’ve been doing. You’d think I’d lose this 20 pounds I should lose but I think I’m keeping up with it by eating. So far we hit Macs and Pizza Hut within the past 24 hours. So no sign of weight loss here, just more pictures of more plants.

I’m not putting my family pics up, just so you know, they have an aversion to it I respect even though there have probably been pics of them on Picasa since they were in High School.

Ok, went out the afternoon of the 14th and found pink white and yellow and green, way more colors than back home in Michigan. Fo Sho. So here is this afternoons’ motherload. These have been run thru the Adobe app mill as it was way windy out and tree branches and cherry blossoms are basically non compliant whenever there is wind to blame their dancing on.

A storm front with cold blast on its’ way next day or two. 4.17- uploaded the postprocessed images finally and publishing…been running around like nuts in the rain going to cool places, indoors.


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