Last weekend I did something I've long said I was going to do - led a group on a "photography hike." This one at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. It was more of a stroll and the photography wasn't too serious. But quite enjoyable, and the heat held off until later in the day. Had fun trying out a relatively new telephoto lens, which did pretty well for hand holding and no tripod.
The lotus were in full bloom and quite tall.
And had fun trying to capture the heron catching a fish
(i didn't, though caught him stretching his neck).
The water lilies were past peak, but still a few beauties around.
Not much posting lately. Late April through mid-May spent photographing national parks in Utah, and still haven't gone through those photos (!).....soon. More catching up to do.
Before my trip, revisited the potomac heritage trail in Northern Virginia, with a one-way shuttle hike of 13 miles or so, scott's run to roosevelt island. The bluebells were most definitely in full bloom!
And redbuds too.
And over Memorial Day weekend, explored a new (to me) hike in Shenandoah's central district, Bear Church Rock.
Very scenic, with a steep climb along a woodsy trail, leading to a scenic overlook.
I especially enjoyed the beautiful Staunton River and its small falls along the way.