Glasgow Botanic Gardens

June 3, 2016

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It was such a beautiful day in Glasgow and I’m so pleased we switched our plans from being indoors at a museum to being out amongst the flowers. The gardens were the perfect size for our morning stroll, although you could easily have spent a whole day there if you just wanted to while the hours away.

I fell in love with this rhododendron bush; like so much of the natural world I always find it difficult to photograph. I always think something cute and manmade like stationery or jewellery looks as lovely in real life as it does in photo form – but something natural, like a sunset or flowers, is just impossible to capture!

I’m not sure if I have a favourite flower but rhododendrons are pretty high up there; they just grow so obnoxiously huge and yet you can start off with tiny pots of them on your windowsill. This beautiful bush at the gardens was about 8-9 foot high! Even with my best editing skills and my prime lens these photos don’t show you the way the light caught the petals, giving the whole thing a radiant peach and cream glow. The pink hues against the bright blue sky were just stunning – it was such a sunny day it looks like the whole thing was shot through a neon lens! I guess words come in where the photos fail…

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15 responses to “Glasgow Botanic Gardens”

  1. Louise says:

    Such beautiful photos. Looks like a stunning day.
    Love rhododendrons too, makes me feel all spring and summery! Lovely post.
    Louise x
    http://www.thewhatnowblog.com

  2. Jane says:

    Those rhododendrons are beautiful, the photos turned out well! I’m also digging your dress, you look amazing!

  3. Natasha says:

    Stunning shots here Laila, you captured the rhododendrons beautifully and I love that bright yellow leaf you were holding as well. – Tasha

  4. Totally not the colour to wear in front of those bushes. 😀
    You should be sat inside the sun in a dress like that, Laila.
    Having said that,my heart goes bum boom boom when I see such beauty and splendour.

  5. Mel says:

    Beautiful pics Laila

  6. Laura Rain says:

    Wow stunning pictures, those flowers look so cute and pretty 🙂
    Thanks for sharing <3

  7. Priya Pappu says:

    Oh I love this post! Such gorgeous photos, and you look beautiful too! I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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