Tag Archives: Gardens

Weekly Photo Challenge: SERENITY

PI love it! As my friends said on the rustic sign they hurriedly hung on a tree in the wooded entry drive to their new house: SERENITY NOW! My friends found — or attempted to create — their serenity in the Beautiful … Continue reading

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There are textures in the garden of the simplest kind: grasses. Grasses too come in different varieties. These are ornamental grasses: and so are these: while here is the grass of an ordinary lawn — but rimed by early frost on a fall … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTAINERS, 2

Then there’s a box of stone unexpectedly containing — flowers! It makes me think of a famous haiku by Basho: The temple bell stops. But the sound keeps coming out of the flowers.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: EXTRA! EXTRA!

A little something extra in the garden — To add interest? To chase you away? I can tell you, I didn’t linger!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LETTERS

Words. I love them. I’m a writer, so they’re my stock in trade. And words are made up of letters. So I love letters too! These particular letters are well worn and time-tested. Obviously used lovingly. I found them in a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OBJECTS

The challenge this week is to come up with photos featuring objects. Well, it’s too cold here still to venture forth. Fortunately, a while back we visited a place that has its own name, but I think of it as … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: NOSTALGIA (2)

Old-fashioned flowers in old-fashioned gardens trigger childhood memories. I never saw an impatiens when I was growing up. Now they seem to be ubiquitous. New Guinea conquers Long Island shrubberies! No, I grew up with flowers like cosmos and zinnias, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chanticleer’s Hidden Secrets, ESCAPE (4)

All good things have to come to an end, and so does our visit to Chanticleer, the glorious gardens of the former Adolph Rosengarten Sr. estate (his firm eventually became part of Merck Pharmaceuticals). In previous posts we entered the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE INTO CHANTICLEER (3)

Nothing like being overwhelmed with beauty, is there? I’m posting more photos from Chanticleer Garden, south of Philadelphia, where we had a blissful escape just last week. (Two previous posts here and here on View have given you brief glimpses: check … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE (2)

Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne PA, is a very special place. You already saw one enchanting corner of it the other day, here. The sprawling grounds are gorgeously landscaped and studded everywhere with sweeps of jewel-like flowers. Everywhere is beauty, everywhere … Continue reading

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