Thursday, August 4, 2011
Thursday Challenge: Gardens
I was delighted to see this week's Thursday Challenge prompt, which provides a great opportunity to share a few photos of pretty flower gardens in Sheridan that I've taken this summer, some from our two favorite gardens in the US that I plucked from last year's Maine vacation archives, and one I just took yesterday of a cute little somebunny visiting our veggie garden!
Another example of plucking pretty things
to share with friends :-)
I hope you enjoy this variety of gardens from near and far, past and present!
This house's side yard on a side street deserves more than a sidelong glance! I especially love her raspberry bathtub with its matching petunias...
Another colorful side yard garden, between the house and driveway of one of my favorite cottages in Sheridan...
Remember the infamous "Garden Dummy" from my Yellow Challenge post? This is his side yard of pink peonies and cheerful daisies...
I hadn't realized all the flower gardens I'd admired
were in people's side yards till I did this post!
And now to Desert Island, Maine's Asticou Azalea Gardens, serenely beautiful even when past their blooming prime...
Asticou's Sand Garden
And from Asticou's neighbor Thuya Garden come these delicious dahlias...
And this just in from our organic veggie garden... see the baby bunny lurking behind the zucchini leaf?
Here's his mug shot :-)
The bunnies love to nibble the grass around the garden, and sprawl out in the cool shade inside the garden, but they leave the flowers and veggies alone. (And even if they didn't, we're casual with our fencing and happy to share with our wild, furry neighbors!)
For more tantalizing garden delights,
sample this week's Thursday Challenge!
Happy birthday wishes to AdventureJo! :-)
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"