Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday Vignette, Lotusland light magic

I've been spending a little time—a half hour here, fifteen minutes there—editing down the hundreds of photos I took at Lotusland, last April. It's a wonderful way to get lost in the warm memories. Those of us that attended the Bromeliad Summit spent an entire day at Lotusland, listening to great lectures and roaming the garden. It was an experience I will never forget.

I took this photo as the lectures broke up and we were headed back to our cars and off to another garden for dinner (little did I know THIS is would be our next stop, damn I'm lucky). Gerhard, Jeff Moore, and I were walking together and as I recall we all paused, gasped, and raised our phones or cameras in unison to capture the magic, Lotusland light magic...

Weather Diary, Oct 15: Hi 63, Low 43/ Precip trace

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  1. What a fabulous photo! I'm sure it was even more striking in person. All those white spires of cactus with their spikes outlined by sunlight are really magical.

  2. That's a spectacular shot! Your timing was perfect.

  3. If THAT isn't magic, then I don't know what is!

  4. Magical. Gotta love those serendipitous moments especially in such great company.

  5. I think I can hear the angels singing! ;)

  6. First time I ever percieved cacti as romantic plants. Thank you.

  7. Wow! What a fantastic photo! And what a fantastic place... The backlit cacti remind me of these little characters called Hattifnattarna from the Mumin books I read when I was a kid. Wish I could post a picture, but if you Google it you'll see what I mean.

    1. I did Google and I do see what you mean!

  8. If there's an award for Best Garden Blogger Photo of the Year, this one gets my vote!

  9. I've known photographers to go on stakeout for hours, even days, waiting for the light to be "just so". Seldom are the results this spectacular.


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