But all in all, I only took a few rose pictures and instead focused mostly on the other interesting plants that were in bloom throughout the garden. I even tried my hand at some distinctly non-flower pictures. I know. What was I thinking? But I like how they turned out. Like this one where the water seems to be dancing in the sunlight:
I also tried photographing the lily pond from water level, holding my camera so close to the water that my fingers kept get wet as I was trying to set up the shot. The focus didn't turn out exactly as I wanted, but it's still a cool shot. And considering that I had to shoot it blind, I think it came out pretty well. What do you think?
All in all, I had an enjoyable trip to the Rose Garden despite the fact that I wasn't in the mood for roses. The heavy dew and water droplets from the sprinklers made for lots of fun pictures, even if I did end up with very wet shoes and pant legs by the time I left. You can see my favorite pictures from this trip here (as always, the slideshow option will be in the upper right sidebar). Happy Summer, my friends!