I made a point to run some errands today so I would be out taking pictures of the spring flowers. My first stop was at my sister Bee’s house.
I had my 50mm prime lens with me since it’s light to carry around but it lacks the ability to zoom because it is a fixed lens. This is my latest lens and I sold my old zoom lens to get this one. I bought an 85mm lens before and returned it within a day since I was not used to the fixed focal length and I thought I would never buy another fixed lens again. What attracts me to this lens is the wide aperture, and I like it so far and think that the images are very closed to what I am seeing.
My sister Bee planted many fruit and flower trees. They are blooming and I think they might have bloomed too early since we are expecting a frost Monday and Tuesday night.
The next stop was at my dad since I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of his Japanese sakura, or cherry blossoms on Saturday and they are also in bloom. By the time I got to his house it was windy and cold. It was not the easiest task to get a clear shot of the blossoms.
My mom’s orchid is not in bloom. It’s the stem in the background and should be blooming in the next few weeks. The blooming orchids below are my sister, and they have been blooming for several weeks now.
I do love this lens. It works so well in door and under low lighting condition.
This picture below is for my oldest sister, she planted the garlic during the week of Christmas. She didn’t bury the bulbs deep enough and the rains had washed most of the soil and left the bulbs exposed.
The gas price has gone up again, it is $3.69 per gallon at my local pump and $3.73 near my dad’s house. I guess I shouldn’t be ranting since other parts of the country and world are far more expensive than this. I’m just glad that I don’t have far to commute to work, and only have to fill up my tank once a week.
This was what I saw in the opposite direction.
All photos were taken with CanonT2i, EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens.