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  #81 The way home
Entry 14 of 19
The Garden       ©2010 LaRee
Panasonic DMC-LX1       14th place, 26 points
1/400s, f4.9, ISO 80, 28mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Resized, sharpened, uploaded       Extra Info: I walk by this every day. Actually I work in this every other day. This is my front yard. There are 10+ foot tall sunflowers behind me in this shot, which is why there is a bit of shade in the lower left portion. There is arugula flowering in the background and mesclun mix salad greens growing, some flowering (the tall yellow flowers in the middle) along with the swiss chard you see as the tall background plants. The flowers are perinnials I planted last year except for the Lupine which I threw out some seeds in January and they suprised me and came up tall and happy. Native plants are blooming in the small planter against the house. The rose had buds on it and they bloomed into the biggest roses I've ever had in my yard.
Hopefully this fits into the challenge theme. I get out of my car and walk up the driveway and see this every day.
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Jun 12, 2010
    A very nice insight into your garden and the beautiful area around.
Who cares for votes?! ;-)

Jun 8, 2010
    And no grass to mow! Thanks again for your 'happy' photos of your garden :-)

Jun 7, 2010
    Thank you again for the comments. I get much joy out of this area. It took some real pleading and convincing to get my husband to let me take out the front lawn (which was dead most the time and a waste of water!). He was afraid it would look bad. Turns out that the neighbors love it. I've met more people since I put these raised beds in than ever before. They love when I share the bounty. ;)

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Jun 7, 2010
    A nice little "microcosm " pic of your little piece of heaven amid suburbia, well done & I enjoyed your description.

Jun 6, 2010
    like the garden and the commentry maybe taken the shot from the other end to add the sunflowers in using one a shade for the sun behind it. like it though a lot.

Jun 5, 2010
    Yep, I wish they'd put those power lines underground. But California is broke dontcha know. :-O
Mepo, I guess I could have pulled out the pot, but then it wouldn't be the scene I see every day. That isn't a trash can, it is a dormant lavender plant. ;)
Just a grab shot I know, I dance around this garden all the time with my camera and the most I get is close ups that are really pleasing. That isn't what I took this challenge to be about so this is what I came up with.

Jun 5, 2010
    I sense you have a beautiful garden here but I don't think this shot does it justice. The garbage can is a distraction as is the tilted pot on top of the post. It is certainly on theme and I envy you your green thumb.

Jun 4, 2010
    Well, with all these power cables Superman will get into real trouble, if he ever has to land in your street! :-D
A very nice idea and beautiful colors. So many details that I wish you would have entered a bigger version.
Very well done!

Jade O.
Jun 4, 2010
    I really like the panaramic framing and the bursts of colour. What a great garden!

Jun 4, 2010
    Small but very lovely! Makes me smile! And I want to visit you... ;-)

Jun 4, 2010
    I really worried about the ugly power lines (they are ugly outside my place too). In the end I decided they added a sense of real place to what otherwise would be just a flower shot. It is that that makes it suitable for the challenge in my view. Great colour.
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