A few things in the garden today


I'm not very good at sitting down and relaxing but yesterday the weather was actually nice enough to hang out in the front yard and take advantage of the quiet time to work out a few settings on my camera.  I'm still getting used to my "new" Canon Power Shot SX20IS that I've had for a while now but the instruction manual was so poor and vague that I've just been trying out settings on my own.  So, here are a few pictures using the 20x zoom and I was pleasantly surprised.  But if you want to see some really beautiful garden photos then take a look at the slideshow from Annie's Annuals located in Richmond.  It is a well known nursery that I found out about by reading BBC Gardens Illustrated of all places


Rose petal



Stone lion


Penstemon salvia

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