I’ve been more than a little pre-occupied with an extended visit from family, but all my company is leaving tomorrow. Tonight, while they are busy packing, I’m finally getting back to my camera and my computer. I missed my photography, definitely a habit by now, so I don’t think it will take me long to get back in the groove.
This photo is from one of my favorite places, the Olbrich Botanical Garden in Madison. I love to visit this place in every season of the year, but I think summer is hard to beat. There are flowers blooming along every path, but green is still the predominate color. Lawns, bushes, and trees are all lusciously green, evidence of the more than adequate rainfall we have had this spring.
I needed an ID on this flowering shrub, though I only photographed a few white flowers, and those seemingly floating in space. The bush is only 3 to 4 feet in height, full of clusters of tiny flowers and these flat petaled flowers. Uphilldowndale came in with the identification while I slept, dreamng of the ‘nameless’ flowers.
BTW, she has an awesome story and photo of a dairy bull on her newest post–an animal I should be well familiar with living in Wisconsin, but am not. Dairy herds usually use artificial insemination. Seemingly an easier alternative? Yuk! I will give a nod to the organic dairy farmers in the area who keep more to traditional methods!