First bloom at Filoli captured by photographer on a garden stroll

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on February 22, 2015

InMenlo co-founder — and serious amateur photographer — Scott Loftesness writes in his personal blog:

“I’m fortunate to live about 15 minutes away from Filoli — with its country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate in Woodside, California. Each year, about this time, Filoli opens for the season — and this was the first weekend [Feb. 14-15] the estate was open this year.

“I enjoy walking the gardens at Filoli at different times of years. The seasons really sweep across the gardens as different plants and trees flower and blossom. On this first weekend, the bulb flowers — daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, etc. were blooming — but the trees were still waiting for more springtime light to spread their blossoms.

“That said, I did capture this one image of early blossoms emerging. Shot with my Fujifilm X100T with the TCL-100 conversion lens.”

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