Saturday, June 05, 2010

RRC: Garden Portraits



"A photograph is a portrait painted by the sun."

-Unknown

RRC: Garden Portraits
Suggested by Sherrie, of the blog, Sherrie's Stuff

Above you see my garden, which is actually, a garden in progress. I decided earlier this year to create a Zen Garden for myself. Just a little place of beauty and peace, where I can go an sit and read and just be surrounded by beauty and light and life. You know what I mean? It's going to take me a while to get it the way I want it. I want to add more roses, and some new wind chimes, and maybe some pretty colored lights. I know for sure I want some small white picket fencing on the outside and perhaps some colored stepping stones. We'll see. Money is tight right now, but like I said, it is a garden in progress. But that's okay... I have patience. :)

Here are the roses I am most proud of this year...

I submitted this one for the New York Times "Moment In Time" project.


The colors on this rose makes me smile. It's lovely!


Here are a few more from gardens past...




Now that you have seen my garden portraits, be sure to visit the other participating Robins! I am sure you find some wonderful Garden Portraits! :)

Linking List, as of 8:56 AM PT, Saturday, June 5th
**Welcome Back Old Friends!
***Welcome New Participants!

Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff
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Carly... Ellipsis
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Karen... Outpost Mavarin
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Linda... Mommy's Treasure
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Jama... Sweet Memories
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Rich... Richimage
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***Janette... Net On The Net


**Tara... A Long Road Home**WELCOME BACK**
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Sandy... From The Heart Of Texas
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Monica... Shutterly Happy
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Suzanne R... Suzyq421's Photo Blog
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Freda... Day One
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Maryt... Mary Tomaselli's Photos
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Ellen b. ... The Happy Wonderer
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Ruth... Scrabblequeen
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**Jill... South Bay Solilquy**WELCOME BACK**
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Gattina... Keyhole Pictures
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Manang Kin... My Life s Journey In Focus
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Fhaye... Photodito
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Peggy... Holmespun Fun Memes and Themes
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Be sure to visit the official Round Robin blog tomorrow, to find out what our next challenge will be!

-Carly

15 comments:

Rich said...

Hi Carly,

You will have to post some more pictures when your garden project is finished.

You have some good close-up work, one thing that I like to do from time to time is spray on some water droplets to give the flowers a fresh morning look. Good job!

Monica said...

I'm glad I don't have to choose a favorite! I love each and every one of the photos. They all made me smile and feel a little better. =)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

My favorite is the pink one with the dew! That shot really captures the texture of the flower.

Sherrie said...

Hi Carly,
Your garden is going to be beautiful. I love all your flowers. That orange one is so pretty. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/06/round-robin-photo-challenge.html

maryt/theteach said...

Exquisite roses and flowers! What else can I say, Carly! :)

ellen b. said...

Beautiful roses Carly. I think I need to create a garden space in my yard somewhere, too. Have a great Saturday!

Scrabblequeen said...

A garden for a personal get-a-way is a wonderful thing. Love your flowers in general, but that pink one at the top is an extra special winner with me.

Manang Kim said...

Oh my your roses are so pretty. Mine is not yet in bloom but I saw few buds already. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday!


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Gattina said...

Gorgeous flowers and such a nice garden place !

Linda said...

Well, I was going to choose a favorite, but I don't think I can. Each is beautiful and such great photography!

Suzanne R said...

Your garden-in-progress shows signs of becoming a spot of true beauty. I love your flower shots, too. Your photography is great, once more!

fredamans said...

Awesome flower shots! Your garden will be amazing when you finish!

Your other date post with the hubby, I love those shots too. The bridge shots are fascinating!

Nature's Sound said...

You really make those flowers come alive! I love you photography :D

Fhaye said...

Hi Carly!

Thank you for sharing these lovely flowers. I'm a flower fanatic ever-since...

Can you do me favor? I noticed that my link is still the old url. www.photodito.blogspot.com is no longer active. I changed it to www.photodito.com.
Thank you!

Jama said...

I love the roses! I pre-scheduled my entry as I was away but don't know why it didn't appear , had to re-post it today, sorry for the delay.