Two mornings in a row I met my friend Tony Reynes at the Garden to shoot at 6 a.m. We had so much fun the first day, we vowed to come back a second day. Tony has always been a morning person and I'm slowly but surely learning the wonderful advantages of coming to the Garden early in the morning...with a little help from a cup of coffee to get me going. Very few people other than staff and a few early walkers are at the Garden at 6 a.m. The light is yummy and, because it was cooler on the two mornings we photographed, the dew on the flowers and plants was gorgeous. There was mist on the lake, the birds were singing their hearts out and it was so peaceful and quiet. Perfect! Here a few of the dew-laden beauties I captured.
A hibiscus in the Heritage Garden...
A freshly watered 'Apple Blossom' dahlia in the Bulb Garden.
Bloodflower bathed in dew in the Enabling Garden.
A zinnia with tiny beads of dew in the Circle Garden.