My Dad’s Garden in May

My mom’s orchid, the lower branch is in the 17th week of blooming and still looking as pretty as ever.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 24mm, spot metering

The top branch is in the 9th week of blooming.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, center weighted average metering

The bottom branch is in the 17 week, that’s 4 months of blooming, just amazing that the blooms last this long.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 36mm, center weighted average metering

My sister’s orchid withered a lot faster.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, center weighted average metering

My dad tends to his garden daily.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The string beans start to climb the poles now.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Also the cucumber plants.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The Thai eggplants got a lot taller.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 100, focal length 39mm, evaluative metering

Sadly they are also attacked by the small little black bugs.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

My sister bought the young tomato plants and not sure what kind she got. I guess we’ll soon find out.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

It doesn’t look like the pomegranate will bear any fruit this year.  There’s plenty of flowers, but no fruit.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering

Rows of lemongrass.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/80sec, ISO 100, focal length 27mm, evaluative metering

My sister planted the Thai basil from last year’s seeds, she’ll have plenty this summer.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5, 1/50sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The banana trees that he kept in his garage during the cold winter months.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/320sec, ISO 100, focal length 28mm, evaluative metering

I didn’t see that many crab-apple flowers in the Spring and kind of surprised to see that it bears as many fruits this year.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/50sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 200, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering

Flowers in my dad’s front porch.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 200, focal length 29mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, center weighted average metering

The fish are enjoying the warm and sunny weather.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/30sec, ISO 200, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering