My blog name has the word "oasis" in it, but Debbie (a fellow pea) and I found a Real oasis yesterday. We found one of those "invincible summers in the depth of winter," that Albert Camus talks about (see my digiscrapping layout on January 26th). We found a steamy world exploding with color, tropical sounds from a fountain in a pond and the "Qwahh! Qwahh!" from cockatiels! Camus was talking about inner strength, but this little trip to All Seasons, a local nursery, with a dear new friend, was a very welcome oasis in our winter yesterday!
All of these pictures were shot in manual mode using my 18-135 mm lens, custom white balance, ISO 200. The photo above was shot at 62 mm, exp 1/30/ f/5.6.
These prickly guys were shot at 100 mm, but also f/5.6 and 1/30.
And the photo above was shot at 35mm, exp 1/50, f/5.6. If you look closely at this photo, you'll see I'm actually on theme! The hedge type thing is cut in the shape of some kind of being with "arms", pushing the cart with the flowers. Hopefully, it's a hedge, or I've really insulted an unfortunate employee. (When you click on this photo, the frame blends into the background, giving the impression, almost, that you're outside. Oh, lovely delusion!)
For those who asked about the size of the statue yesterday; it's approximately life-sized.
Thanks for looking!