I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Owen's Rose Garden: In February ; Take a walk with me.

Hi my friends, I had a major flip out the other day, hmmmm not a good situation. I wont go into details here, I will say that stopping at the rose gardens was the best choice I could have made. It was bright and sunny, quite a few people to my surprise, only because as sunny as it was, it was also bitter cold, especially near the river. The bikers and walkers didn't surprise me so much as the meandering couples. Always so warming to see people in love walking and holding hands, talking and laughing at their private jokes. I didn't intrude with photos; just observed, I walked away full of appreciation and love for the dear Randy, also a little lonely, he is gone a few extra days this trip. I always go a little off balance when that happens..

If you click on the first picture to enlarge it will give you a gallery style view of photos, much easier to view scrolling through them than clicking on each one to enlarge. Just hit escape to return to normal view at anytime.
















































































Very little software use, some might have needed a little noise reduction, but I liked them the way they were reflecting my mood. I did have to play tag with the sun a bit to accomplish getting any shots.


  1. What a beautiful rose garden! We have one that I love to visit with my children..it's amazing the fragrances that fill the air and inundate the senses when they are in full bloom. Next time I go there I'll have to bring my camera...You've inspired me! :)

  2. I love the rose garden in spring/summer too, but it was nice now as well.I loved seeing the beginnings of the new sprouts as spring edges closer and all the rose hips. It was a beautiful walk. Thank you.

  3. My dear Jan,
    I have to say the rose garden is my favorite. Whenever my wife & I get a chance, we like to do stuff like this...just walk together...lost in each other. When in love, you don't notice how cold it is...you only have eyes for each other (smile).
    Your photos bring out the romantic in me. To some, especially at this chilly time of year, they will look harsh, but to me, I only see beauty. Just think how much more beautiful they will be when everything is in full bloom & awash with color.
    Lovely shots. Thanks for taking me along on your journey.
    Wishing Randy a safe return home too.
    Take care, my dear & have a wonderful week ahead!

    1. Oh I love the rose gardens, I love that ours are so close to the river. Thank you for visiting and the well wishes for Randy.

  4. Thanks for the journey from morning to evening Jan...u r so close to natrue..It heals...I like ur photography coz its dat naturall jst like nature pure..no unnecessary effects...its gettin polished day by day...

    Keep it up!


    1. Thank you Mani. I appreciate the inpt and compliments more than you know. <3Love you jan

  5. wow..I love those in the sun photos..very creative. And also of the park and the river..so peaceful and soothing. I just like to walk to the bench and sit there and unwind myself..

    1. Thank you, it was a bit tricky but I also like the way they turned out.

  6. Jan, you are one awesome photographer! Thank you for capturing and sharing the beauty you saw in your day. You've certainly brightened mine!

    1. Thank you Martha, sharing and watching nature is what keeps me balanced, or at least not too topsy turvey....

  7. Thank you for bringing us along for your journey. It gave me the chance to get away, a much needed trip. Nice work!

    1. Thank you, I appreciate your visit and comment, I photograph to share, I am glad you enjoyed.

  8. You take such beautiful pictures Jan. Something always stirs in me when I see them. Loved this walk with you

    1. Thank you Rimly, I am always glad to hear what effect my photos have.

  9. Your phptos are always so beautiful...it's like I am right there with you..I wish I had your eye...As always...XOXOXOXOXOXO <3 <3 <3

    1. I am glad you enjoyed the journey Bonnie. I so enjoy getting into nature and just being. As far as I am concerned I don't get to do it enough. Thanks for the compliments and your love. <3<3<3 I love you.

  10. Thank you for inviting us along on your walk. You have a good eye. Beautiful photographs.

    1. Thank you Hocum, I am glad you enjoyed the walk, thank you for the compliments.

  11. Jan, there is something endearing about a winter garden, when life seems frozen in time, and all color has been muted leaving just the bare essentials. It's like seeing a beauty queen early in the morning, before she's had a chance to put on her face. She's still beautiful, maybe even more beautiful in this vulnerable state.
    Gorgeous photographs Jan. Thank you for sharing them.

    1. Thank you Leah, I love gardens in the winter as well. I think you are right with your analogy too, the vulnerability seems to ooze from the garden this time of year. Thank you for the compliments.

  12. I love going on walks with you! All the beauty, none of the tiredness. LOL.

    LOVE the picture looking down over the mossy steps into the water. :)

    1. Thank you Rachel, yeah I get all the tiredness lol. I don't really though, not until I get home and get everything downloaded. Then suddenly I collapse...lol; The steps are one of my favorites too, I also like #9 and #53. I love the magic cat in 9, I didn't spot him while I was shooting and there he sits right in the center.

  13. wow !! - 24 & 45 really shine, but look out for the alien thingys lurking about in this garden, they're frightening ;)

    1. There were a lot of lurkers that is for sure. I did get a little spooked as dark started to move in....I swear those alien thingys were moving and talking. Thanks for the visit.


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