Into The Rose-Garden


A couple of days before Thomas flew home we drove down to my parents' house, stopping at this botanical garden along the way to make the drive seem less long and the day more fun. (Yes, poor Thomas had the misfortune of dealing with the whole "meeting the parents" both on his arrival and exit from the States this trip.) There were loads of flowers in bloom and we even had the fortune of spying an odd and beautiful hummingbird bee. I always admire the pretty manicured beds in botanical gardens; it's a pristine state I could never duplicate in my own home. I don't have patience with yard work and usually forget to water potted plants, even when specifically requested to "plant sit" for a couple of weeks...Anyway, it doesn't take a green thumb to appreciate a nice garden; in fact it's probably someone who know how impossible it is to achieve for themselves that appreciates it the most. We always want what we can't have, no?

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20 comments:

  1. The contrast of your blue locks with the vibrant red flowers is gorge ♥

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  2. Gorgeous contrast of colors between the hair, the dress and the flowers. I love botanical gardens. What a smart idea to stop and make the drive less long.

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  3. That hummingbird bee is insane! And cool. - Leah, wisestyle.wordpress.com

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  4. These snaps are amazing! That dress is super cute too

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  5. I love your new 'blue' look! it's amazing!! And the pictures in the garden are simply beautiful!

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  6. ooo ooo this is one of my favorites! You look lovely and the contrast between your blue hair and the red roses is magnificent in that first shot!

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  7. These photos are gorgeous! They remind me of Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland x

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  8. that dress is so fun! perfect pattern for the garden.

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  9. Loving the print of this dress!

    Shannon
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  10. I love the vintage flare in this dress! The pattern is great too!

    Paige
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  11. Oh my my, these are some beautiful photos!

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  12. What a perfect dress to wear to this lovely garden. And your hair is so pretty, You make blue seem like a natural hair color.

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  13. You are like a flower yourself among so many! x

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  14. That first photo is incredible! You are so beautiful, and the colours are just amazing.

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  15. So, may I ask where Thomas is from?

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  16. @stephanie, Thomas is from Northern Ireland.

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  17. Your photos are so lovely! They're different from the normal poses fashion bloggers use (:

    Could you share with us how you learnt how to use SLR cameras when you first started blogging? I find it personally so confusing and technical.

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  18. @Anonymous, I might try to write a post on photography one day which would hopefully be thorough but for my transition from basic digital to SLR was slow. I went from a digital to a non-digital but with a basic lens (wide focus point, etc), I got really comfortable with that camera before I got a nicer one or a nicer lens. I don't have a process or a way I learned other than by doing and only having one new difficulty at a time--you know? It would have been really hard to go from basic to a fancy SLR with prime lens, but there were many baby steps in between for me.
    I think if it's too technical and too many options, start with the auto and default settings and change one thing at a time. Like use your auto focus but slowly adjust the aperture. Maybe get comfortable with one aspect before you start going fully manual?

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  19. Gorgeous garden.those roses are very pretty and so vibrant, it contrasts well with the blue of the dress.

    xoxo
    Ivy
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