We’re about a week away from the official beginning of spring, but here in the northwest it’s felt like spring for several weeks now. We’ve had a warm winter so trees, shrubs, and other flowering plants are farther along than usual for this time of year. That’s a pleasant change from 2009 when it stayed cold and tulips were still blooming mid-May.
I went up to VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver yesterday and spent several hours meandering and photographing. Flowering cherries were just about at their peak. The video at the top of the post includes my favorites.
It was a partly cloudy day with some sun breaks and I shot with both my 70-200 and 24-105 lenses using only natural light. All of these were processed in Adobe Lightroom before importing into Animoto to make the video.