June 2, 2010

PICTURE THIS PHOTO CONTEST FOR JUNE

Gardening Gone Wild is asking garden bloggers to enter their favorite work of art for this month's photo contest.  This is much harder than it sounds .  Picking just one of my many hundreds of garden shots is no easy task.


I've always been a big fan of Mother Nature's gardens - wild meadows that I ran in as a young child, fields of wildflowers growing without the touch of a human hand, their lovely heads bobbing in the wind.


I usually carry my camera with me on long walks in my neighborhood.  One day I happened upon a parkway planting that took my breath away.  The gardener no doubt had done nothing more complicated than sprinkling the wildflowers seeds on the ground, watered them and watched them grow.   Mother Nature yielded her brush and a lovelier painting would be difficult to find.




 
                                

Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved

10 comments:

  1. Ah, yes! Random & natural beauty; with credit and appreciation to the Creator.

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  2. Lovely, dear Carolyn. Happy June gardening :)

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  3. I love the mixed wildflower colors and plantings. Beautiful photo! Monet would have loved it!

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  4. beautiful.white & blue and a sprinle of orange poppies.my neighbor does the same thing and is gorgeous..

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  5. That is a really beautiful composition Carolyn. I love how so many city homeowners are turning parkways into gardens. It's rare to see anything other than lawn in the parkways around here. How boring!

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  6. Hi Carolyn, this is a wonderful shot!

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  7. I used to have a wild flower strip along my street until the city made me mow it off. I loved the randomness of the beautiful painting and to this day do not understand why some people perceive this sort of thing as weeds. Your photograph truly brings out the artistry that mother nature wields in meadows all over the world. Good luck with the contest!

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  8. Carolyn, beautiful and so delicate a photo = like a painting indeed.

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  9. Thank you all for your pithy comments :-)

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  10. So pretty you just want to sit back and take it in. good luck in the contest.

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