Saturday, June 05, 2010

RRC: Garden Portraits

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


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

Carly... Ellipsis

Karen... Outpost Mavarin

Linda... Mommy's Treasure

Jama... Sweet Memories

Rich... Richimage

***Janette... Net On The Net

**Tara... A Long Road Home**WELCOME BACK**

Sandy... From The Heart Of Texas

Monica... Shutterly Happy

Suzanne R... Suzyq421's Photo Blog

Freda... Day One

Maryt... Mary Tomaselli's Photos

Ellen b. ... The Happy Wonderer

Ruth... Scrabblequeen

**Jill... South Bay Solilquy**WELCOME BACK**

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Manang Kin... My Life s Journey In Focus

Fhaye... Photodito
Posted! (Link Corrected) :)

Peggy... Holmespun Fun Memes and Themes

Be sure to visit the official Round Robin blog tomorrow, to find out what our next challenge will be!


Friday, June 04, 2010

A Day On The Bay

"If you're alive, you can't be bored in San Francisco. If you aren't alive, San Francisco will bring you to life."

-William Saroyan

Last Wednesday, Alan and I decided to take a cruise on the San Francisco Bay. We had a free ticket, so we only had to purchase one! It was amazing! So much fun. I love dating my husband! After the cruise, we had lunch on Pier 39 at the Wipeout! I love the bay, I could have stayed out there on the water all day!

We sailed passed Ghiradelli...

Next the Palace of Fine Arts and the Marina Green...

Next Fort Point...

Onto the Golden Gate...

Past the Marin Headlands...

Next onto Alcatraz... "The Rock"

And finally... back to San Francisco at Pier 43

I LOVE it here!


I LOVE dating my husband!



Monday, May 31, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #92: State Flowers

"Through the dancing poppies stole a breeze most softly lulling to my soul."

-John Keats

EMPS #92: State Flowers. NOW CLOSED!
Time to celebrate the flowers. Get out there this week, and so me your state's official flower!

Extra Credit: Frame your photo, using your photo editing software program.


This Monday Photo Shoot closes next Sunday evening at 9:00 PM ET. So you have until that time to get your photo, upload it to your blog, journal or website, and comeback here with the link. Please remember, the link you leave must be a link which goes back to an entry specific to this week's photo shoot assignment, and you are responsible for it's accuracy. Please double check it. NO HYPERLINKS ARE ACCEPTED. Also, please include a link to the Monday Photo Shoot in your entry so your readers will be able to find the assignment and join us for the fun.

Linking List for EMPS #91: Ready, Set, Go 05/24/10


1. Greg

2. Sandy

3. Jama

4. Suzanne

5. Freda

6. Mike

7. Karen

8. Duane

I can't wait to see all those beautiful flowers! See you next week!