Flowers of Butchart Gardens

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Our first day on Vancouver Island was forecast to be one of the nicest of the trip. We had come in late the night before, finally crashing into bed around 2am, but we managed to drag ourselves out of bed early enough to catch the 10am bus up to Butchart Gardens. The bus was crowded but we seemed to be one of the first groups into the garden.

The sun was high and bright in the sunken garden. I took a moment to capture a few pictures but I put my camera away when we moved on into the other gardens. I always feel there's a balance to strike between observing from behind a camera and being fully present in a moment. For me, that means designating times to put the camera away and keep it away.

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