Yesterday morning a photographer friend and I went to the botanic garden on Stone Island to see if we could capture a few pictures. It was a clear pleasant day and so very enjoyable! We saw a LOT of birds, and while my friend knows the names of most of them, I do not. Here I’ll share a few photos though.
I also really enjoy bees and butterflies. Sometimes these photos turn out well, and sometimes they don’t, as I don’t have a macro lens per se. I just zoom in on them and do my best to get good focus.
Since I last went to the garden, Amaitlán has built a whole new section. It’s not yet finished, but it looks to have three new ponds. The colors of the flowers, accompanied by the green of the trees and the water, sure delights the soul. Reflections also fascinate me, so I’ve always got to take a few of those as well.
After our photo safari we stopped to get a drink and have a few snacks. I couldn’t resist a few pics of the dive-bombing pelicans and the island in the bay, which is the reason Stone Island got its name.
On the way back to Mazatlán in the water taxi, I had to get the requisite shot of the two cruise ships in port with the lighthouse in the background. And the brewery 😉
Thanks for the beautiful morning, John!
Beautiful pics Diane! I need to get back over there & see the latest additions to the gardens
They have really expanded!
I think your photos are incredible. I love your blog Diane and delight in sending it to snow-bound friends NOB!
So glad I can help you in your evil ways, Jim, lol. And so glad you enjoy the photos. Photography is definitely a love of my life.
Hola, what are the hours they are open, I had heard they closed the gardens to the public because of the development. Nice to see it is still operating, beautiful peaceful walk about.
Sadly the garden is not open to the public, Valerie. You can visit the Amaitlán office as sometimes they give permission to enter.