During the month of August, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has been offering free admittance on Sundays. So last weekend I grabbed my water bottle and camera and headed out to explore the gardens. It was so hot I could only spend a few hours before I had to return to the air-conditioned indoors, but I think I got a good idea of what they had to offer and I’m ready to go back again this weekend! The waterlilies were definitely the highlight of the visit for me, they were so beautiful and so much fun to photograph! While photographing the waterlilies I met Pedro, who was an instructor at the Gardens and was able to provide some good tips! He specializes in photographing waterlilies and has an amazing collection that you can view on flickr here. Enjoy!
While normally I would have preferred to sleep in on a holiday, this morning’s sunrise made getting up early worth it! We drove to Solomon’s Island just in time to beat the rain and were able to get set up right before the sky lit up with color. After the sunrise shoot, we went back to the house where I took a nap ;) and then woke up later to Amy’s delicious apple crisp! We went shooting again and visited a small roadside shop with beautiful flowers and handmade birdhouses. Fields of barley and more barns followed before it was time to head back to the city! Looking forward to St. Mary’s County Fair in a few weeks!