Sonnenberg Gardens

Staghorn Fern in a greenhouse

Staghorn Fern in a greenhouse

Last summer, my camera club went on a field trip to Sonnenberg Gardens near Canandaigua, New York.  The day turned out to be one of the hottest of that summer, with temperatures in the 90’s (F).  Regardless, we enjoyed the experience, took many photos, and had a wonderful day.  I hope you enjoy your “tour” of this lovely place.

Staghorn Fern in a greenhouse

Staghorn Fern in a greenhouse

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Water Lilies

Water Lilies

Roses

Roses

Sonnenberg Mansion

Sonnenberg Mansion

A Fountain sonds peaceful, relaxing as you sit on the porch of the Mansion

A Fountain sonds peaceful, relaxing as you sit on the porch of the Mansion

Roses

Roses

 I saved the prettiest rose for last!  The gardens have many more flowers, especially roses, but the day was too hot to go into very many of the garden areas.  Perhaps another trip is in the offing!

About Sonnenberg Gardens:  HERE

Fireworks

Last evening, I went to a local show of fireworks with friends.  I hadn’t had a chance to photograph fireworks since I got my Nikon D5100 several years ago.  My photos aren’t the best, but I was pleased to get some rather decent views.

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The fireworks were part of a weekend of festivities in nearby Sherrill, New york, the smallest city in New York State.

It was quite a learning experience, and I think I’ll have to try a different method the next time I get to a fireworks show.