Willy Nilly Friday 5 #59

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1. Yesterday I shared a photo from Mirror Lake (at the botanical garden). Here’s another one from that area.

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Mirror Lake

2. After Mirror Lake I walked to the Enchanted Garden, but felt some of the enchantment was missing. Then I saw this!

Rhododendron blossom

Rhododendron blossom

3. Here’s a fun project at the garden this year–frames mounted near scenic views, prompting participants to shoot and share their photos. Pictured is the Japanese Garden.

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4. Two more unexpected blossoms, and I liked the tangle of branches here.

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5. As I headed out of the garden, I saw a pair of sun dogs (parhelia–a bright spot in the sky appearing on either side of the sun, formed by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals high in the earth’s atmosphere).

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That’s all the randomness for this week. Linking to:

Skywatch Friday and

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43 thoughts on “Willy Nilly Friday 5 #59

    • It is a delightful place to walk. I learned of sun dogs through someone else’s blog, so they are fairly new to me. I hadn’t heard them called sunbows. So much I don’t know!

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    • #1, this is true! I didn’t know what those were called. Thanks! Blogging has turned into an educational experience for me. “They” say to keep learning! #2 It was a wonderful surprise. #4 I have to agree with jungle! #5, I only learned about them since I’ve been blogging, so I continue to share the wealth of knowledge! Have a great week!

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    • Our botanical garden bursts with color and fragrance of these in the spring. There are a lot of old-growth rhodies, higher than my head. It is a sight to behold. The frame project was interesting, different styles were spread throughout the gardens.

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  1. I saw a sundog the other day, too, and have seen them on others’ blogs. I like they way they did the framing at that garden. Oh, and I bet that lake was a sight to see earlier…looks like it might have had lots of lily pads.

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    • Sun dogs are fairly new to me, I learned of them on someone’s blog. The frames are a fun photo op. I hadn’t paid much attention to them, as my photo attempt earlier in the year hadn’t turned out well. The light was just right this day. I hadn’t been around Mirror Lake since my first visit there. I’ll have to pay more attention next year to see what it does.

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  2. I love sun dogs…unexpected color in the sky. The frame idea in the garden is clever…always enjoy randomness…I think my mind works best that way! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  3. You have a knack for finding the fascinating hidden in the mundane. I love the Rhodie in full bloom, the little blossoms in the tangled mass, and of course the picture frame idea is wonderful. 🙂

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