The Blog of Carol VanDyke Photography
yellow tulip bud


The beauty, elegance and simplicity of a tulip speaks to my heart.  I love these flowers!  The softness of a pink tulip in bloom is soothing, calming and almost makes me want to tiptoe around them.  They appear so delicate, yet withstand spring weather changes, rain and wind–at least for a short while.  These dainty […]

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Spring Cherry Trees Blossoms Gazebo Meadowlark Gardens

March 2016

March was a busy month for Mother Nature.  Azaleas and cherry blossoms bloomed early creating a beautiful spring palette of colors.  I didn’t make it down to the Tidal Basin in DC to see the cherry blossoms, but Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va. were gorgeous.

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia has the best display of holiday lights, and is even more fun when shared with family: Reston Town Center also displays an outdoor decorated illuminated Christmas tree.  Even though it was foggy and rainy, I managed to get a few shots before the security police chased me away:

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