I wore my shiny new sneakers, faded Levis, and a new sweatshirt that's been making me happy lately
Here's a bit of what we saw before the skies opened and we scurried for shelter at a favourite neighbourhood Pho place. Mmmmm, noodles!
I keep thinking that I've got to get myself organised and get to The Garden with my DSLR camera or my sketchbook. Meanwhile, though, I drive Pater crazy, I'm sure, with my constant recourse to my iPhone. When the Macro thing works and/or the depth of field blurs up the background nicely to direct your eye to what I saw, it's so satisfying. In this photo below, it's those funny little curls of the emerging leaves -- the wind was blowing enough to keep unfocusing the camera lens, but this shot is okay.
burning up the garden when we visited in February has turned down the heat a bit as it leafs out, and it makes a great background for the Bleeding Heart.
No need to be talked into admiring this maple, but I spent a frustrating amount of time trying to get my iPhone camera to focus sharply on those tiny, delicate maple flowers and the incipient whirligig seeds, all sweetly green-and-pink.