03/28/11 - Delicate Pink Dogwood
This is another shot from my trip to Duke Gardens. Although I went specifically in search of tulips, the camellias and dogwoods were also a joy to see. I took quite a few shots of the flowers on this tree as the kids played nearby. Later on the kids and I started talking with an older gentleman and his Bichon Frise, Gigi. He asked me what was of interest to me in the gardens that morning, and I told him the dogwood was my favorite so far. He was going to double back and take a look. He had previously used a S5 IS but today had a Nikon D40 with him. I enjoyed the few minutes of photographic conversation as the kids loved all over the dog. There were many dogs in the gardens that day, and each time we passed one, the kids asked if they could pet the dog and then rushed over for some loving. Cute.
Madi, Johnny, and Gigi:
This photo is cropped to 8X10 at the max size of the original (so a very small amount on the right and left is gone). There is no other editing today.
The kids and I enjoyed a trip to Chuck E. Cheese yesterday and then some time at Marbles Kids Museum. Joey had won a Character Kid Aware for Courage last week, so I thought we'd celebrate a bit. Besides, after the gardens the kids needed some kid stuff. And, it was colder and raining...again. At Marbles Joey slipped and hit his cheek hard enough to swell up quickly with a bump the size of a large gumball. We got ice on it right away, and he'll be OK, but he's got a bump and a bruise to talk about at school today. Poor kid has an unfair share of hits to his face:-( Sledding accident, bee bite, and now this to name just the ones from the past year.
I am very touched by the attention and comments that yesterday's 2 Guys Photo blog post received. Wow! It was kindof like having my birthday early. Thank you for taking the time to go read the post and for all the nice things that were said... Thank you also for your comments on my tulip shot and of Madi's camelllia shot. Always a great thing to bring a smile to a child. She's able to get on the computer now and go read them for herself, so that's great.