Hush

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Garden at sunset

Saturday Photo Walk

I love the serenity of the Allen County Children’s Garden in Lima, Ohio. I’ve been visiting this place for 16 years. I’m happy to share some of the sights I enjoyed there today.

Hibiscus on the First Day of Fall

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My hibiscus bush has rebloomed in full in time for the beginning of fall. This is such an oddball sight for northern Ohio this late in the season. Either I’m merely lucky, or I am witness to yet another sign that this planet really is warming up.

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I dug out my 50mm lens for some of these pictures. I’m in the habit of taking multiple shots of the same object, and it seems that I end up wishing I’d brought along the 50mm only when I’ve left it at home. Since this bush is in my backyard, I was able to rectify this situation.

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My 50mm is manual focus, and sometimes I accidentally focus on nothing. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Each of these flowers is about six inches in diameter. This year the bush grew taller than I am, with a dozen blooms on it daily during parts of July and August. I’m pleased it was able to make a comeback before frost settles in.

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