The past few weeks have been absolutely gorgeous weather wise. While nice weather is not all that unusual in itself, during this time of year (Rose Festival season in and around Portland, Oregon) is a bit odd, especially with the added bonus of hot temperatures. I can't even remember the last time the Starlight Parade wasn't damp, overcast, or cold. This, most definitely, is a sign that the end times are nigh. Or not. Whatever. It's still weird, but I'm not complaining. Well, as long as my garden doesn't melt, that is.
This photo was taken the Friday before Mother's Day at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. I adore going there this time of year, when all the rhodies are strutting their stuff. I I end up running around like an excited puppy around bubbles. Must take photos of them ALL. This year I was pleasantly surprised to discover that one of the largest rhody bushes, towards the far end of the gardens was actually fragrant. Joy of joys!
I told you. Puppy. Bubbles. Seriously.
Anyway, in conclusion, I named this photo after Jonathan Coulton's latest song "Blue Sunny Day" because a sunny day is not complete without a suicidal vampire. Or so I hear.
Technical Details Aperture Value: f/5 Focal Length: 18mm Exposure Program: Aperture Priority ISO: 200 Shutter Speed Value: 1/500 sec Location: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden - Portland, Oregon