It's a huge place, and on Artist Access days it's almost empty. One of the guys in my camera club counted 17 cars in the parking lot -- maybe 20 people in this place that goes on for acres.
They had gigantic foxgloves everywhere, really beautiful. I took my wide-angle lens (which I almost never use) and got this nice picture of a group of them. The pictures I got of the grounds are also taken with the wide-angle, but then I changed to the 50mm and 100mm. I had hoped to take some macros with the 100mm, but . . . wind is not the friend of macro photography.
My favorite thing there, in all the magnificence, is the little vignettes that you can find everywhere. Here are a couple I especially liked:
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That last one of the little mushroom I love -- in the midst of all the floral extravaganza, there was one little mushroom growing where a wall met the earth. More will follow, I'm sure, but I'd like to leave you with one of my favorite things at Filoli -- the sundial that says, "Time began in a garden."
It was a beautiful afternoon.