Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Round Robin Challenge: Summer Gardens

"Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us."

-Wolfgang von Goethe

rRose, author of the journal, "WAIT-NOTYET" has chosen, "Summer Gardens," as the subject for this Round Robin challenge. I didn't plant a summer garden of my own this year, so I decided it might be fun to show you some of my favorite public gardens, and how lovely they can be in summer. :) Thank you rRose, for the chance to reflect on one of the loveliest parts of summer...the flowers! :)

Lets begin with the Conservatory of Flowers, located in Golden Gate Park. The above photo shows it from a distance. It is always stunning, now matter what time of year you visit. In that it's basically a hothouse, you are treated to the very best of summer florals, not just outside the conservatory, but inside as well. The orchids are my favorite.

Conservatory Of Flowers, San Francisco

Alamo Square Park "Six Sisters," San Francisco

Aquatic Park, San Francisco

Queen Wilhemina Garden, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Mission Rose Garden, Santa Barbara


Be sure to visit the other members of the Round Robin Challenges. To see their interpretations of this challenge, and give them a little support. Simply click the links below, and you will be redirected to their journals and blogs. And be sure to check out the official Round Robin blog tomorrow (Thursday) to find out what our next challenge will be! :)

Round Robin Participants


2. Carly... Ellipsis...Suddenly Carly POSTED!

3. Karen... Outpost Mavarin POSTED!

4. Tammy...The Daily Warrior POSTED!

5. Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix POSTED!

6. Robin... Search The Sea

7. Suzanne R... New Suzanne R's Life POSTED!

8. boliyou... Percolation ***Welcome New Member*** POSTED!

9. John... Personal effects POSTED!

10. Maryanne... Inside The Gilded Cage POSTED!

11. Patrick... Patrick's Portfolio POSTED!

12. Janet... Fond Of Photography POSTED!

13. Betty... My Day My Interests POSTED!


Suzanne R said...

You certainly have some beautiful gardens in your area! As usual, the pictures are stunning.

Tammy said...

Awww Carly! You have brought back so many good memories of my past. Thanks for sharing these and reminding me to get back there soon. Beautiful shots!

Janet said...

I love all those pics, but particularly the 6 sisters! My Dad was born in SF and he remembers those :-)

I played.

Globetrotter said...

As always Carly, a stunning entry!

I am so in awe of your photos, girl. I would love to paint that 6 sisters Alamo picture one day. May I use your photo for a reference?

The more I see your pictures, the more I want to move to San Francisco!

Thanks for the treat!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wow, that's quite a few gardens for one city. My favoite here is the Six sisters, but the aquatic park intrigues me,too.

I'm WAY backed up on my blog reading, but I'll be back later tonight to play catch-up!

John Darrow said...

I'm amazed by the brightness of the flowers in your collection. Nice work.

boliyou said...

wonderful photos!

Open Skies said...

Hi Carly,

I was wondering if I could include your photo taken from Alamo Square on our blogspot:

As it is beautiful and I'm having a hard time finding Alamo Square photos to post.


I can include your name, at your request.

Please let me know. Thanks!


Elliot Lessing, Excutive Director
COCA Center for Outdoor Contemporary Art