Longwood Gardens in Tabernacle

I went to the local farm market this week and asked permission to take some photos of their poinsettias and flocked trees. It was fun … like a Longwood Gardens experience but in Tabernacle! Here are a few of the results.

'Flocked Christmas Tree Detail' © Denise Bush
'Red Poinsettias Detail' © Denise Bush
'Sea of Poinsettias' © Denise Bush
'Snow Coated Tree' © Denise Bush
'Burgundy Poinsettias' © Denise Bush

Nature Studies

At the end of last month 3 of my friends from the South Jersey Camera Club (Joanna, Terry, Jeanne) and I met in the dark and headed out to Whitesbog for sunrise. Our plan was to catch the Tundra Swans sleeping and make award winning photographs of them in the early morning light. As so often happens in the world of nature photography things did not go exactly according to plan. We found a group of four swans but they were quite far away … even for my 500 mm lens. Then a truck came along and scared them off, so that was that. In search of something to photograph we went to the village where we photographed the buildings and looked for nature subjects uncovered by close examination of the grounds. Here are some of my ‘nature studies’ from that morning.

'Dried Pitcher Plant Flower' © Denise Bush
'Ice Pattern' © Denise Bush
'Moss and Lichen' © Denise Bush
'The Trees Have Ears' © Denise Bush