It was best to stick to areas with bit of dappled shade. This is one of my favorite pathways through the garden.
Thanks to Alison over at Bonney Lassie, I now have my very own pair of Yucca 'Bright Star' , though they are still in their recovery holding area. I think I take a photo of this plant every time I visit the Ruth Bancroft Garden.
When the light is bad sometimes a close up is helpful.
There was a little bit of back-lighting to be had still.
This Agave is in it's end times, but is certainly going gracefully.
I made several loops through the garden, watching the changing light and shade patterns. This is really one of my favorite gardens to photograph, and even when we enter the worst part of summer there is always something that merits a photo. I did enjoy the challenge of trying to work around the conditions. Since garden tours usually take place in summer, and usually take place after 10am , it's useful to practice making images in similar circumstances.
The Ruth Bancroft Garden is in Walnut Creek California and was the first preservation project of the Garden Conservancy.