Lens-Artists Challenge #195, Vivid Color Expressions

Anne leads today…….and nothing makes me happier than the color in a flower or the colors in a garden! Color comes from the garden to the plate! I ate this salad in Stockholm, Sweden and I loved the color and texture of the pink grapefruit dressing! Green can be anything, but boring…….Personally, I think it…

It’s a Bokeh Spring: Lens Artist’s Challenge # 194

Sophia leads our challenge today and has a complete discussion about BOKEH. I tend to get some good BOKEH photographs purely by accident……and when I do I love them! The garden seems like a good place to start today! And, here are a few Palm Sunday treats! Won’t you join in the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge?…

Sunday Stills: The Amethyst Gardens

Who doesn’t love the colors purple, violet, or lavender? Next to white, they are my go-to colors in the garden! For Terri’s Sunday Stills, it all about Amethyst, or those lovely shades of purpley’s, so let’s look in the garden……….. First a little twirl of the lilacs is called for…….. Then a photo, that I…

Six On Saturday: Critters in the Garden

Today, for SOS I thought I’d show critters I have found over the years in gardens………..what do you think? Do you have some kind of critter in your garden? Frogs are very popular, from tiny to huge! This critter was in a garden in Charleston, SC. We found the Mad Hatter in the Atlanta Botanical…

Thursdays Doors: A Connoisseur Chateau

Connoisseur, is a French traditional word meaning: a person with a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts. They are an appreciator of cuisines, fine wine and have expert judgement in matters of taste. Yes, that is all true about the Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour, held once a year, over Mother’s Day weekend. I…

FOTD: It’s Pink

Today, for Cee’s Flower of the Day it’s all about this beautiful pink orchid! This was just one of a bazillion orchids to be found at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in their Orchid House! If you get a chance to visit this city, please put the Botanical Gardens on your places of “MUST SEE.” You…

The South White: Sunday Stills

For Sunday Stills (the Monthly Color Challenge # White), I am going with White in the South………I had been on a very short birthday trip, made even shorter by the big snow and ice storm that blew through the South……..I could take photos of the ice covering our roadway and the snow, but I don’t…

The End: The Final Walk Through Vigeland Park

One final walk through the Vigeland Sculpture Garden!  We are making our way back down the hill with some new views for you! We’re back at the bridge, another view! I love the side view of the bridge, don’t you? And, the park beyond…….. I couldn’t resist showing a few more sculptures on the way…

Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway: Part Three, The Monolith

I hope you have been following along as we walk through Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway! We are now making our way to the Monolith………It is huge and I can’t wait to see it up close! This area is named the Monolith Plateau. It is the highest point of sculpture in the park rising,…

Six On Saturday: A New Day and a New Temperature!

During the week, it has continued to be in the 70’s here, so I went out to explore the garden to see what it was up to! The strawberry begonia and snow drops are peeking through! I can always count on them! When I checked on the Fern Reserve in the back, there was a…