Summer Flowers

We went to the Botanic Gardens recently, and I brought along my camera. I love taking pictures of nature and scenery! There were so many flowers everywhere, I got very excited in photographing everything. I have split my photos into two posts as I thought it worked better that way.

This post will be sharing my favourite flower photos I took. Tomorrow, I’ll share some general ones I took at the gardens.

You know, it’s crazy how nature is designed. Flowers come in so many different shapes. I like how different the petals are with each flower.

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While exploring the rose garden, I kept coming across bumblebees doing their thing. I wanted to take closer photos of them, but I was too scared to get any closer.

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The different colours and types of flowers entertained me for aaages. The cafe is nearby, so after we ordered, I headed out to take photos. Rory had to text me to remind me to come back for food. After eating, we headed back out and I was back to taking photos!

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We went inside the Begonia House, which has more tropical displays as it’s in a temperature controlled room. There were all sorts of amazing looking plants there.

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At the end of the Begonia House was a lily ponds with lots of aquatic plants. I really loved this one purple flower.

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Finally, we wandered around the rest of the gardens. Here’s a few more of my favourite photos to wrap up this post!

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That’s all the photos! There were way more, but I liked these the most. I think the photos came out really nice. I don’t know if there’s a proper way to take photos of flowers, but I had a lot of fun!


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Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. I love taking photos of plants. It’s one of my favorite things. I also used to be dying to get closer to the bees to get a shot and guess what? I discovered that they are pretty harmless for the most part. I’ve been in the middle of taking a photo and had bees come right up against the camera. They really act like we don’t even exist, so I say keep making progress and move closer bit by bit. You’ll be surprised by how gentle they are when they aren’t being swatted at or their home destroyed. You’ll get to see their long tongues going in for nectar which is always cool.

    Also, when I can’t get somewhere like a garden, I often go to my neighborhood home improvement store and walk around the garden section with my camera like I’m in some National Geographic location. I don’t give a fuck! I’m glad to see you loving your camera. I love the roses with their layers of soft petals. xo

    1. It is so much fun! They’re the best photo subjects as they don’t move, and they’re always stunning!
      I’ll try get braver with the bees. Flying insects always freak me out, but they never harm me. I just flip out ?
      Haha, I haven’t thought of going to the store, they’d have so many different plants!

  2. Beautiful! ?

    1. Thank you! ?

  3. I loved all of your photos. I have done a recent botanical garden post from Florida and most everything was frozen due to the freeze last week. Is it summer there?
    Loved looking at all of the varieties of flowers!

    1. Thank you! It is summer here at the moment, so everything is fully in bloom! ?

  4. These are all so beautiful Angela! Oh my gosh you should do so many more photography posts! Agh! What camera did you use? Lovee!! <3x

    1. Thank you so much Tabi!! I try to do photography posts every now and then. But I absolutely love doing them! I hope to do more while we still have this good weather ?
      I use a Nikon D3400. It’s jis a beginner DSLR but I’m so happy with it ?

      1. Oh thank you I look forward to it!! And oh it sounds amazing! Heard such great things about Nikon x?

  5. Don’t you just love flowers! They are always so peaceful. Yes that’s right peaceful bumble bees and all :):)

    1. I have always loved them! They’re a gorgeous part of nature. I’m working on making friends with the bees ?

      1. Haha bees always scare me but then I remember, they will leave me alone if I leave them alone 😉

  6. Great shots, I never get bored of taking pictures of flowers 🙂

    1. Thanks Emma! Me too! There’s so many different variations, and they’re all so beautiful ?

  7. First of all the photos are incredible!! Good job Angela! This post made me so happy, Love flowers xx

    1. Thank you Anni!! I’m so glad you like them! I had such a fun afternion running around with my camera that day ?

  8. ohhhhh my gosh, these are absolutely gorgeous! no wonder rory had to text you & remind you to eat ? I would for sure get caught up looking at these beautiful flowers!

    1. Thank you so much Jamie!! Haha, there were so many different flowers, and I wanted to look at them all! I eventually came over for food ?

  9. So nice to see, since it is winter where I live!! ?

    1. I’m glad you like them! Haha, I’m taking advantage of our lovely weather while it’s still here ?

  10. Very beautiful! I love the yellow ones (:

    1. There were so many gorgeous flowers! The yellow ones are definitely very summery ?

  11. Flowers make beautiful photos! Love these 🙂

    1. They really do! Thanks Chanelle! ?

  12. Those are super cool Angela! 🙂

    1. Thank you Kathleen! ?

  13. SO jealous, I can’t wait until it’s warm (ish) in England again x

    1. Haha, it’ll come soon enough! Then I’ll be tbe one in the cold ?

  14. That’s a really nice picture of those orchids!

    1. Thank you so much! ?

  15. These flowers are just beautiful! Very nicely captured girl 🙂

    1. They were all so gorgeous! Thanks Maha ?

  16. Beautiful! Beautiful! You’ve captured these beauties gorgeously, Angela!

    1. Thank you Diana! All the flowers I saw were so stunning! I had so much fun capturing them all ?

      1. You’re most welcome, Angela! 🙂

  17. Have these in my garden! Wonderful post ??

    1. I’m glad you like them! Thank you 🙂

  18. i love flowers! i wish i could have them inside my home but they’ll die, my plants barely stay alive sometimes 🙁 lol

    1. I love flowers too! I feel like there’s too much pressure to look after them myself though haha ? I’ll just stick to admiring them in gardens ?

      1. it really is!! LOL i don’t blame you, you have to remember to water them, and often they need fertilizer, and sometimes they need to be taken outside, lol.

  19. All of those flowers are so beautiful!! I love that the pictures were the highest quality!! Thank you for posting this!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂

  20. I’m obsessed with flower forms. Nature is ingenious. Lovely photos.

    1. Nature really is incredible! Thank you for reading! ?

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