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Frost Flowers Photo Walk

When: Tuesday, January 10, from 7:45-@10 a.m. You can leave when you want!

Why: To photograph beautiful frost flowers. Frost flowers form when the sap inside the white crownbeard plant push through and freeze which forms beautiful ribbons of ice. Temps need to be well below freezing with the right amount of rain.

Where: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Meet at the powerline parking lot. View map on their website if you don’t know where this is. Click “visit” then “click here to download our garden map (.pdf)”.

What to bring: Please dress for the very cold weather. It will be 24 degrees that morning. Dress in many layers! Bring your photography gear: camera, several batteries (if you have them), a macro lens if you have one, SD card(s), tripod (if desired). I use a beanbag to steady my camera and a kneeling pad for my knees to keep them from getting wet and cold.

Details: You must have signed the waver on your APG membership form to attend. Judy will have forms for you to sign if you have not signed one yet.

If there is a threat of rain that morning, send Judy Glenn a personal message on Facebook at 6:45 a.m. that morning, and she can let you know if the event is still on.

April Field Trip to Gibbs Garden

We are planning on spending the day shooting at Gibbs Garden on Saturday, April 2. We will carpool there, shoot individually and meet for lunch within the Garden or meet back at departure.

Meet in the parking lot in front of Harry’s Pig Shop at 7:15AM (2425 Jefferson Rd , Athens GA 30607). The Garden is open from 9-5. We don’t have to stay till 5 but will shoot well past lunch.

Arbor Cafe is within the Garden. Sandwiches are $7.89 and include chicken salad, roasted turkey pimento cheese or honey ham and swiss. They also have a few salads, snack and drinks. Here is the link for the Cafe: http://www.gibbsgardens.com/visit/arbor-cafe-menu/

Their rules state no outside food or drinks please (except water). Tickets are $20 per person ages18-64 years old. Seniors 65+ are $18 per person.

Sign up at the meeting on Thursday, March 17 or send a PM to Judy Royal Glenn from the APG Facebook event page with your cell number so she will know you are coming.

This event is weather permitting, and it would be great to know who is planning on coming in case we need to cancel.