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    July 15, 2010


    Susan aka Miss R

    I'd say you did a pretty fantastic job of showing us your experience through your lens. Sure some of everyone's shots are similar or even the same, but each of us have a unique point of view and therefore experience. I, however, can totally relate to your statement about Elizabeth's garden. I only have one hasty bad shot of it. Same with Jim's. They've chronicled their own way more eloquently than I ever could.


    I know what you mean about the photo-taking. I took many fewer photos than last year because of the larger crowd and smaller spaces. Which was actually OK because that gave me more time to just BE in the gardens rather than always trying to compose that perfect shot. Thanks for the link love, BTW. And I *love* that new Star Trek movie, don't you?

    Blackswampgirl Kim

    Okay, I'm totally a garden girl... but that first photo IS FABULOUS! I love how you caught the lights--that's definitely print-and-frame-worthy, Heather. :)

    Miss Ellie's garden is a stunner. She packs it all in together so well! Makes me think that maybe I DON'T plant too close together after all... lol.


    There's a new Star Tek movie? I wanna see it!

    Great shots, Heather. (They certainly speak to our hydrangea discussion, BTW. See the variation?)

    I am all about Miss Ellie. She is my favorite for so many reasons.

    Heather's Garden

    Susan -- Thanks, I love your post about the architecture. We had the same feelings, but not the knowledge. And I have one photo of Jim's garden, though I sat in it for hours.

    Pam -- There you go expressing my feelings better than I can again! And yes, I've watched the new Star Trek movie at least 5 times and each time it's like the first. Fantastic movie that should have been Oscar nominated.

    Kim -- I actually thought of your garden a few times as we toured. Some day I have to see yours in person. You must get to Buffalo, you will love it!

    Eliz -- You must see the movie immediately! Thanks for the compliment on the photos, and yes I see the variation in color on the hydrangeas. Ours are like that here too. Across the street my neighbor gets the most fablous dark purple. I love them all!


    This is a wonderful tour! I love seeing everyone else's photos. Although many are similar, I am amazed to find the things I did NOT see in some of those gardens - like the potting shelf in Miss Elly's garden.


    Amazingly vivid photos - I feel I was there.
    And now I have two driving reasons to go!

    Heather's Garden

    Commonweeder -- I've had exactly the same experience. A few times I've wondered how I walked right past something without seeing it.

    Mom -- You really should go, you'd have a great time.


    It looks like you had a great time! Buffalo looks so amazing!


    An excellent tour~Am I reading the poster right (I missed the poster on the tour) a lot of the garden is containerized? How did I miss that~Oh,yes, it was raining hard when I wandered into her garden~I have found myself taking fewer and fewer photos at tours; I want to experience the gardens more then capture the look. gail ps The look on friend's faces when I said I was going to Buffalo makes me laugh out loud now. But I had a marvelous time.

    Heather's Garden

    Meemsnyc -- Buffalo is amazing and we did have a good time. In fact a much better time than we thought we would. We're kind of jaded and have really low expectations generally.

    Gail -- The poster does say everything is in containers, but I think raised beds on top of pavement might be more accurate. One of the benefits to touring quickly was that we were pretty much done by the time the rain started. Even now after the trip everyone keeps saying Buffalo? with that strange look. But we may have talked a few poeple into making the trip. We had a wonderful time too and we're very hard to please.

    Mr. McGregor's Daughter

    It was hard not to be overwhelmed by everything in the Cottage District, but yes, Ellie's garden was outstanding. I love the photo you've chosen for the contest. It's so atmospheric and lovely.


    But of course the intent of the gardener was to get you to sit and contemplate! You captured it perfectly.

    And I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Buffalo.

    Heather's Garden

    Mr. McGregor's Daughter -- Thanks, I so enjoyed our quiet hour there before you guys arrived on the buses.

    Healingmagichands -- Thank you, I'm pretty happy with this one and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I just wish GGW would link to the larger format photo, but they probably will eventually.

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