Spring Flowers in the Garden State
(New Jersey)
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杜鵑花競相怒放,繁花似錦,爭芳鬥艷,嫣紅一片,婀娜多姿,嫵媚
動人, 風情萬種。

The nickname of New Jersey in USA is the Garden State. In the spring season, many kinds of beautiful flowers
are blooming all over the places not only in various arboretum and gardens in many parks, but also in many
suburban residential areas and farm markets in New Jersey.  This web page presents photos of sample spring
flowers in New Jersey.
These close-up photos of flowers were taken by using my compact super-zoom camera, Canon PowerShot
SX10, with 20X optical zoom. Such compact super-zoom camera can achieve "Shallow Depth of Field" which
is very good for taking pictures of beautiful flowers. The flower is in focus whereas the backgrounds are out of
focus and are blurred. The Shallow Depth of Field is achieved by using the long zoom.
I stand at a substantial
distance (e.g., 15 feet) away from the flower to take the close-up picture by using the long zoom. It is
important to use either a monopod or a tripod to stabilize the camera for sharp pictures because the picture is
very sensitive to any tiny shake in hand when the camera is zoomed far out to about 20X even through the
camera has built-in Image Stabilizer.

I prefer to use a good monopod instead of a tripod. The benefits and advantages of using a good monopod
are described in my web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Benefits_of_Compact_SuperZoom.html

Most compact digital cameras cannot rely on only the large aperture size (i.e., small f number) to achieve
Shallow Depth of Field because of the small photo sensor and the small-size lens in such compact cameras.
Instead, they rely on the long zoom of the compact super-zoom cameras to achieve the desired Shallow Depth
of Field. I learned such nice tips of photography from several experts in the Yahoo!Group on photography with
members all over the world and with common interest on the Canon PowerShot S Series of super-zoom
cameras.

All major camera manufacturers are competing in the market of compact super-zoom cameras. The prices of
such compact super-zoom cameras range from about $300 to $400 as of 20
13 depending on the brand, the
camera store
and their discount promotional programs.
清麗瀟灑,芳草鮮美,綠意盎然 ,那帶著草根香的清新空氣,令人心曠神怡, 多麼美好
的春光!

Wedding ceremony often takes place here on the lawn in the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden in Rutgers
Gardens at 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901  (Garden entrance at the T-Intersection of
Ryders Lane and Log Cabin Road)

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Rutgers Garden

Map: Click here to see detailed Garden Map of Rutgers Gardens
竹林步道漫步徘徊, 風來搖曳生姿,漫步其中小徑,閑靜中盡是詩情
畫意,古人素有賞竹、詠竹、寫竹、種竹、伴竹而居的傳統,這種虛
心有節的植物,寄託了人們高風亮節、清廉正直的情操。

The dense bamboo forest in Rutgers Gardens at 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, New Jersey
08901  (Garden entrance at the T-Intersection of Ryders Lane and Log Cabin Road)
Many bamboo shoots are shooting up in the bamboo forest in Rutgers Gardens in the spring season.
杜鵑花盛開在和煦春風中,白的無暇,粉的嬌羞,紅的豔麗,繽紛綻
放,濃淡相間,珍貴又美麗的花中仙子,置身在花海中,真是一種心
情的釋放。

The Rhododendron and Azalea Garden in Rutgers Gardens has many large azalea plants that are very
beautiful when they are in full bloom in the spring season.
暖融明媚的春光,熱情的紅杜鵑花 迎春的風姿, 在陽光中微笑,令人
眼前一亮,鮮活極了、生動極了。

Red azalea on my front yard
滿目純潔的白杜鵑花, 有一種詩情畫意的柔美, 悠遊其間,恍惚中似穿越時空,把人的
心情、思緒感染得倍添靈性。

White azalea on my front yard
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五月杜鵑花盛開,迎風玉立,絢麗多姿,如此驕艷, 如此風情,有
一種少女般純淨美麗的初戀情愫。
每年五月 New Jersey 處處可見盛開的杜鵑花, 百花爭妍,顏色濃
豔,一團團一簇簇,開得花團緊蔟、美不勝收, 增添了一層迷人的色
彩。
亭亭玉立,夾道盛放,一片迷人的色彩,開得既熱烈又絢麗,似乎在
表達著春天燦爛無比、又充滿無盡喜悅的熾熱情懷。
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春暖百花開,在春光下閃耀,綻放出一種喜悅和風情。

By May, many beautiful pink dogwood flowers are in full bloom in various residential areas in New Jersey.
春天紅花滿枝,茂盛艷麗, 帶來一派盎然的春意。

Zoom in for a close up view of pink dogwood flowers.
園林中草色青青,綠意濃濃, 那滿樹嫩綠的葉子, 清新的翠綠,彌漫著濃濃的香草
味,幽雅細緻, 悠閒雅逸,一副美麗的風景畫。

By May, the winter landscape has transformed into lush green in New Jersey.
那迷樣的淡紫, 如此令人神往。

Purple Rhododendron
淡粉紅色的杜鵑花。

Pink Azalea
花間小坐夕陽遲,黃昏紅霞楓葉, 微風吹來,自然瀟灑,嫵媚動人。

Japanese Maple.
There are white dogwood flowers in addition to pink dogwood flowers. They are often planted next to each
other on the yards in residential areas.
Close up on white dogwood flowers and pink dogwood flowers.
樹在春風中吐綠綻芽,清新的綠,隨風飄舞,姿態優美瀟灑, 別有風致。

The new green leaves coming out on trees in the spring season also look very refreshing.
藍天下,陽光穿透花瓣,紅枝橫斜的風韻,姿態撩人,晶瑩剔透繁滿枝, 陽光下燦若雲
霞, 煞是好看。
花開迎春來,花色端莊秀麗,氣質非凡, 將濃濃的春意展現到人們眼前。
繁花盛開的花圃,爭研鬥豔,香氣撲鼻,將雙眼微閉,一縷縷溫暖而清新的味道緩緩
地沁入體內,給人們已無盡的瑕思冥想,說不出的愜意和舒暢。
幽靜的林間小 道,蜿蜒曲折,鳥語花香,靜靜小石路, 清幽宜人,優雅的賞花去處
,富有情趣,行進其間,或徘徊、或停留,令人遐想萬千,有如夢幻般的詩畫, 意境
深邃,令人流連忘返。
萬紫千紅總是春, 如火如荼的怒放,綠葉作為一種溫柔的襯底,  盡情地燃燒火焰般的
生命。
百花盛開,爭研鬥豔 , 美麗的春天已經到來了。
璀璨的黃花。
天香國色各競春,如夢如幻的花花世界!
晶瑩淡雅的黃花,顏色淡柔。
繁花各爭豔, 嬌豔欲滴。
此情此景,繽紛旖旎。
怒放的花朵,色彩鮮艷亮麗,迷漫著濃郁的浪漫風韻,撩撥著人的心弦,感受視覺的心
靈饗宴, 感受著春風的撫慰,享受大自然帶來的春意盎然,品味生命中的美好時刻。
春光明媚,風和日麗,璀璨花色,婀娜多姿令人陶醉,陽光和春風讓人們感受到早春
的溫馨和詩意, 縱情飽覽風情萬種的春日景觀,夢幻浪漫的美景令人難以忘懷。
純白色的杜鵑花,清新淡雅脫俗,展露出獨特的魅力。
嫣紅嬌豔。