Springtime at Selby Gardens

This past weekend, a few of my co-workers and I met at Selby Gardens in Sarasota to photograph the flowers. I was really excited about getting there as I’ve heard wonderful things about these gardens. And I was itching to see some flowers in bloom. By now, up north, we’re starting to see some new growth as the earth comes alive after a long dormant winter. I miss seeing the change of the seasons, so I welcomed the opportunity to feast my eyes on some color. Indeed, the gardens did not disappoint! There was eye candy everywhere you turned. Here are some of my favorite images I captured.

orchid flowers
orchid flower
Selby Gardens
unusual orchid flower
leaves on plants
abstract of leaf

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#tongueouttuesday

I spend a lot of time on Instagram. These days I scroll through my IG feed more than I look at my Facebook page. If you want to cast a wider audience or draw attention to your post, then using hashtags is the way to go. Some hashtags are used to organize posts by subject such as #dogsofinstagram, or cities like #oceancitymaryland or it's shortened but well known hashtag #OCMD. Some hashtags are used to encourage users to share photos that fit that subject. Such as #tongueouttuesday. I'm guessing I don't need to explain what this is. 

In nearly every photoshoot, there are funny out takes. Pets make comical expressions, wind blows hair all over the place, perhaps a funny moment between family members happens right as I push the shutter button. One thing that is nearly impossible to time, but happens often, is pets with their tongues hanging out. Either because they are licking their chops, panting on a hot day, or running wild with a tongue flapping much like ears flap in the wind. So today I thought I'd share some of these tongue moments. Maybe you'll get a kick out of them like I did!

Kita.running.tongue.out
chocolate.lab.tongue.out
Izzy.tongue.backlighting
PAWS.kittens.tongue.out
weimaraner.tongue.out