June 10, 2012 7 Comments
Matt and I had annual passes to the Butchart Gardens. Throughout the year we kept saying “yeah! Let’s go to the gardens!” But we would either be really busy or we’d forget about it. Since our passes are nearing the expiry, we decided to finally go. Matt’s friend, Shane came along too. It was his first time at the gardens, and I think he had a good time!
The weather wasn’t the greatest, but it was great to us because:
a) cloudy days = great shooting conditions
b) not crazy busy
Here’s a shot from the lookout point in the middle of the gardens. It was awesome!
Some of the old equipment. The Butchart Gardens used to be a limestone quarry. It’s really hard to believe that it went from that to a beautiful garden.
Shane’s first carousel ride EVER. It was magical.
The venue where they have live concerts everyday during the summer.
What can I say? I love symmetry.
I also love reflection shots.
One of the few roses that are trying really hard to bloom. It’s still too early for 95% of the roses.
This next shot is near impossible to take on a nice day because usually it’d be filled with A LOT of people.
Not sure what it is, but I really like this shot. Maybe because of the tree? The colours? I don’t know.
So here’s hoping I’ll be able to visit the gardens at night because that would be awesome! And maybe catch a fireworks show in the summer.