Oriental Poppy at the Biltmore Estate
I will be continuing to post images from my trip through PA and NC quite regularly in these coming weeks. I finally got reliable internet where I am staying in PA this time, and will be heading home in a couple of days to cable internet that I am very appreciative of after the last three places that I stayed. Unbelievably in NC, the same problem continued with wireless internet dead zones in my hotel. I will be visiting you all, FINALLY.
The Burton Street Community Peace Garden Poppy
Each of my travel posts will be subtitled ‘As I See It’, and will note places that I visited through PA and NC. I will continue with where I lived in PA with more images and text as promised, but as we travel further southwest to Asheville, the posts will be a pictorial look at all the places we went as scheduled during the Fling. I took 1,955 photos on three high-speed 8GB, SD cards with the camera set to fine/jpeg since May 9th.
We had a wonderful time and the weather was great. Many thanks to the organizers, Christopher C., Francis G., Helen Yoest, Lisa Wagner, Nan Chase, Rebecca Reed and Ana Calderin; garden hosts and hostesses, Damaris and Ricki Pierce at Wamboldtopia, Christopher Mello at Gnomon, Safi and DeWayne at Burton Street Community Peace Garden, Sunny Point Cafe, the folks at the Biltmore, NC Arboretum, Nan Chase and more; and the very generous sponsors which I will note in future posts.
Double Poppy at the Burton Street Community Peace Garden
Other bloggers will and are posting much of the same, but most likely will have lengthy commentary which there is no need to keep repeating, and I will let them have the floor in this arena. I take images more from the big landscape perspective (unlike this macro shot post), as I visited Chanticleer, the Morris Arboretum, the Scott Arboretum at Swathmore College, the Biltmore Estate and Gardens, the NC Arboretum, and more.
Red Flanders Poppy at Chanticleer. This strong color combination is one of my all time favorites. Nothing like a field or meadow of poppies.
W4W is on Wednesday, hoping you like the word Harmony where you can see how I use it to relate to color in design. It is a design exercise that you might try. Feel free to explore the word any way you choose, there is always great posts with unique looks coming from W4W, so see all that join.
White Poppy at Christopher Mello at Gnomon
Hope you enjoy all the places that I visited as much as I did. Travel posts resume for Friday with 1,955 photos from which to choose. Decisions, decisions… and I have many more poppies too!