SUMMER OF '10

PAGE ONE: BLOSSOMS

PAGE TWO: LAKES 'N RIVERS

PAGE THREE: BY AND ON KEYSTONE LAKE

PAGE FOUR: OUTDOOR GARDEN AT PHIPPS

PAGE FIVE: WEDDING AT THE DEPOT

 

I took these on Friday, July 17th while we waited for people to arrive for a wedding rehearsal in the outdoor garden.

These were taken in between two massive thunderstorms, but we were lucky and didn't get rained on while we needed

to be outside. For more pictures of the outside gardens and of the inside of the conservatory, check out these:

Greenhouse Hobbles and Part Two: Butterflies and Orchids

This is one of the dawn redwoods along the path leading to the walled outside garden. I turned left, though,

up the sidewalk you see here to the smaller outdoor sections first.

By mid-July the colors are mostly all yellow and orange and white, a mixture of lilies, cone flowers, daisies,

and black-eyed susans.

Now in the walled garden. That's the Cathedral of Learning's tower in Oakland off beyond the trees.

This is the wedding site. Carl stood with his back to the fountain, which ended up having to be turned off, alas,

as it made too much noise to hear the vows.

All these pictures are now in the walled garden...roses and lilies above.

Lilies and butterfly bush

Tall garden phlox. I had a lot of these in different colors in my old garden. A few in the new.

Perestrovka (Russian sage) lining one of the paths to the fountain

A single, brilliant hibiscus

These twisty trees are pink magnolias. I love their branch shapes. They are quite spectacular, too,

when in bloom. Below is a picture I took along here one spring a number of years ago.

These trees I love because they look like someone painted a tree then took a lighter green with a

round sponge and had a blast dabbing it over the darker green.

I grew some blue balls many years ago. They kinda add a touch of whimsy to a garden.

Chives

Balloon flowers. Not many in the balloon stage here, though as they mostly seem fully open or already past.

Carl is there in the dark suit. That's the groom in the white shirt with his back to the camera. Can't see the

bride on the other side of him. Was very hot and humid. Man wiping sweat off brow to left is bride's father.

Looking back as I headed to the car. Phipps is symmetrical from the front, so there is more than you

can see going off to the right. Also, behind this are huge new non-Victorian sections.

 

 

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