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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9241664

coming from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1254727/#top

A few shots from Glacier National Park

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2012
5:01 PM

Post #9241670

Many Glacier lodge, and view from the lodge, and the red bus we took on a tour

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2012
5:05 PM

Post #9241675

Some shots inside the lodge, the early ones are from the 1920s and the later ones from 2008, showing the shrinking glaciers. There were 150 glaciers, now down to 26.
and the train going around a horseshoe curve

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9241683

great shots!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9241684

Wow!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9241688

Those are awesome Deb!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9241761

Nice!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9241789

It is a spectacular place!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9241793

On my bucket list!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
2:28 AM

Post #9241989

Thanks everyone, it was spectacular. Sad though, there was a young hiker missing while we were there.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 15, 2012
4:19 AM

Post #9242021

Great shots Deb!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9242096

WOW!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 15, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9242269

Love the photo with the turquoise water! And you & hubby at the pass look wonderful!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #9247512

can you see my visitor?

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9247964

yep!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 20, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9247969

Oh, cutie...hope it's not snacking!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9248335

Great camo, took me a minute! Cute.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 20, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9248386

Did she see me? Did she see me? I hope not, she has some good eats here.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2012
3:12 AM

Post #9248560

Cute
I've had 2 and 1 babies this year, don't know if there were more to start

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 21, 2012
5:42 AM

Post #9248648

My yard has been bunny heaven this year!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 21, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9248701

Don't know if it will learn there is a big doggie on the other side of the fence

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 21, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9249330

Suey keeps chasing them...they keep coming in the yard!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9252649

Hello all...just here for a few...Debi - those shots of Glacier are awesome!! Next fall for us...looking forward to it. Jen...great camo shot.. Sweet little Bunny! Bill...that location for your birdbath is just perfect! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Let's see if I can attach a few recent shots from the back gardens...cross your fingers. :)

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #9252675

Beauteous!! That's not from icab is it? Since I updated their app I haven't able to send any pics.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9252734

garden is looking great Louise!!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9252736

No...i have the same issue and so I deleted the app. These are from my new laptop, but the problem is, I have most of my pretties on my ipad and need to load them on the computer. Just too much else to do right now, but eventually...:)

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9252739

Thanks, Allison! Hank has been in charge most of the summer, and he is doing a great job! No complaints here :)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9252740

good job Hank!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2012
2:08 AM

Post #9252894

Hi Louise! Hank is doing a wonderful job, I love that coleus combo!!!!!!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 25, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9253022

Awesome rose!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9253058

Thanks, guys! That rose in the first pic is a gorgeous climber that I gave Hank for his new (Father's Day) arbor that he wanted. It is called Royal Sunset because its bud is a hot orange, which then becomes melon as it begins to open, followed by the color you see when it is in the early opened stage, followed by peachy cream as it begins to fade. Because it blooms on old and new wood, it will have all of the colors at one tome as it fills out over the top of the arbor. We have one on either side of the arbor, and they are both at 7 feet already. It seems like a very healthy cultivar and we can't wait to see what it does next year. I found it at Bay State perennials in Mass. Love it!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2012
11:34 AM

Post #9253302

very colorful louise - looks like hank is watering better than when we visited to keep you happy :)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 25, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9253408

Lovely Louise! Hats off to Hank :-)

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

August 26, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9254778

Bill, yes...he's been a huge help! :).

Thanks, Ronnie!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9255582

Please vote for my silliest baby picture for local radio station Thanks!!!!
http://www.star991fm.com/Contest/Baby/68db7eaf-f4ff-4301-bfbb-77af18793304

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #9255923

done & shared on FB.. good luck!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9256224

thanks!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9258611

A preview.

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9258631

Wow
We tent camped at Yellowstone and we were napping in the afternoon, I went to the restroom, stopped halfway because there was a buffalo in each of 3 directions.
Went back to the tent, but saw a dad and child walking without fear. So, if they could do it so could I.

Went to the rest room, and back ok. Now Dave is up from his nap, and we go out in the car, but stop by the restroom building to get a soda from an outdoor machine. A buffalo was on one side, so I sneaked up and from the side of the machine, reached around and got the soda. The noise of the can clunking down, scared the buffalo, so that when I turned to sneak back to the car it was right in front of me.
I ran to the car with Dave laughing at me!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9258652

WOW

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9258711

Funny!

Don't get me started on how dumb people are with the animals! That's a whole thread. Ranger told us that one couple put their baby on top of a bison for a pic! Someone was gored the week before we got there.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9258723

I know, I read the warnings about people gored, so was scared.
Though you said it was dry the waterfall looks full.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9258738

Looking forward to more.

People really can be irresponsible. I have a very healthy respect for wild animals.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9258775

Yes, Deb - I thought the same. If this is dry, can you imagine in June with all the snow melt!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9258793

Anutter preview - the bizarre landscape of mammoth Hot Springs.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9258794

wow o wow

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
6:46 PM

Post #9258812

Yes - heard that a lot! Another view.

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #9258833

Great images, victor - and previously deb.

Marianne and I were fortunate to visit Yellowstone and Glacier National Park in September 2006. What a great time as we traversed the varied natural, eerie, and phenomenal landscapes that Yellowstone presents (including giving a wide berth to the wildlife, like bison). Your pictures bring back so many memories.

I'll share a couple of ours, from back then...

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9258846

the colors are amazing!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9258905

Very nice, VV! We look forward to seeing Glacier. Lots of people at YS were recommending it highly. I should be posting many more tomorrow. We are big fans of the Nat Parks. Sad news from Yosemite lately. First the kids swept away by the Merced River two weeks back and now the people getting seriously sick from a rodent-borne disease.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9259072

Nice pics!!

Yes, sad news indeed about Yosemite. Our national parks are really something! I think I'd like to explore more the Grand Staircase area in Utah. We had a taste of it last year.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 30, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9259233

Just awesome photos...I feel like I'm there. My friend's nephew & his family have been at Yosemite for the past few weeks...hope they are OK...hanta virus is way scary!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9259357

Okay - here we go.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9259358

Adult, juvenile and baby bison, chipmunk, and what our guide believes was a grizzly.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9259359

Incredible diversity of landscapes.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9259361

Coyote eating breakfast.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9259362

More.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9259364

.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9259371

Last.

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9259492

These put me back there. Thank you for your eye.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9259521

so gorgeous

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 30, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9259596

Very artistic photos...hard to choose a fav, but I think it's the one between the coyotes...thanks!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9259686

My eye, and I, thank you!

Aside from the usual attractions - the geysers, mudpots, springs, animals, I was really struck this time by the fantastic patterns around the thermal features. The colors are from bacteria which feed off the abundant minerals. They live at the periphery, as they cannot survive the higher temps of the features themselves. Many remind me of alien landscapes - moons of Jupiter and Saturn, etc. I could spend weeks and weeks there. Tough when you have the family along!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 30, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9259752

Yes, hard to concentrate when the kids are along...or the dog...I never get to focus my binoculars, she just drags me away!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9259800

All INCREDIBLE Victor!! The rainbow in the mist is the one for me!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9259814

Thanks! A couple more.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 30, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9259926

I like the red one that looks like mars!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 31, 2012
2:46 AM

Post #9260098

Beautiful Victor
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 31, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9260125

The colors are definitely one of the nicest parts, noticed that in death valley too. Great pics of a great time I'm sure!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 31, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9260192

Neat colors. I'd love to see the bison near the thermal areas in the winter. So...you'll just have to go back and get some pics for me.

Where did you stay? I love looking at the old wooden lodges and how they are put together.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 31, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9260209

great pictures victor - looks like one of those places where it is hard to get a bad landscape!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 31, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9260267

Rocks, Bill! In unusual colors...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 31, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9260488

Thanks. We stayed in a motel in W Yellowstone, right near the park entrance. That pic shows one of the park lodges.

Here is Old F.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 31, 2012
11:50 AM

Post #9260551

a little crowded or what? is it always like that???

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 31, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9260561

Old Faithful area is always the most crowded and everyone runs to the area around the geyser when it erupts. Overall, the crowds were WAY less than what I was fearing. That is why I planned it for the end of Aug. Some kids already back in school. Would have preferred May or late Sep.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 31, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9260648

ahh, gotcha

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 31, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9260747

Better temps then, but the kids are still in school...bummer.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9263662

Snapped this pic of the older guy peeing on the trail!

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9263663

He then returned the favor in our motel room. :-)

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9263696

Say what?!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
4:05 PM

Post #9263714

feeling ok???

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
5:18 PM

Post #9263800

Did you know if you get caught peeing in public your name goes on the sex offenders list?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9263807

In NJ?

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

September 3, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9263835

Seems like victor is going for all 50 states...

It only counts if you spell your name correctly in the snow - in cursive.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9263888

I prefer the Latin...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9264042

Some states, it gets listed under indecent exposure

This list from 2009

Arizona, Ariz. Rev. Stat. §13-3821 (if the individual has more than one previous conviction for public urination—two if
exposed to a person under 15; three if exposed to a person over 15); California, Cal. Penal Code §314(1)-(2), 290; Connecticut,
Conn. Gen. Stat. §53a-186, §54-250, §54-251 (if the victim was under 18); Georgia, O.C.G.A. §42-1-12, 16-6-8 (if done in view of
a minor); Idaho, Idaho Code Ann. §18-4116, 8306, 8304; Kentucky, Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §510.148, §17.520, 500, §510.150;
Massachusetts, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 272 §16, ALM GL ch. 6 §178G, 178C; Michigan, Mich. Comp. Laws §167(1)(f), §28.722,
723; New Hampshire, N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §651-B:1, RSA 651-B:2, 645:1(II), (III); Oklahoma, 57 Okl.St. §582.21, §1021; South
Carolina, S.C. Code Ann. §23-3-430; Utah, Utah Code Ann. §77-27-21.5, §76-9-702.5; Vermont, Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 13, §2601,
§5407, 5401.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
8:05 PM

Post #9264060

Looks like I'm okay in NY.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9264387

they may have changed it, though, that was from '09

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 4, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9264431

Oh, yeah, CT would be on that list! Can't count the times I've had to take to the woods...really tricky when it's snowy & icy off the trail!!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #9269943

Wow! Really enjoyed those photos, Victor! I see you just keep getting better and better with that camera! The colors around the springs are so different than I remember. I appreciate your explanation of that. Many of those shots are very paintable! Funny how Hank and I see things differently since we took the art classes last winter. :) Neither of us has painted one thing this summer.

Here are a few fall shots from our backyard gardens...

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9269987

Thanks, Louise!

Great fall blooms! Today is gorgeous here. Finally a fall-like day.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9270124

That dahlia would make a lovely painting, Louise!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9270144

Gosh, you're right, Marilyn! :)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9270781

Luci our little cheerleader

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9270867

Cutie!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 10, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9271097

That little cutie loves cheering...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9271167

Very cute, Ronnie!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9271171

aaawww too cute!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9283977

Wow - check out this guy's macro bug pics - insane! Also look at his art. Nice too.

http://www.thomasshahan.com/photos/
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9284003

Whoa!!! Will have to show my grandies

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9284262

Cool pics!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9284417

my son will love that

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9285068

hubby's new toy

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9285196

looks like the right size for me!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9285478

Yes it would be!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #9285714

Jen where are you going to sit?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
4:57 AM

Post #9285726

He is going to lose those cute yellow handles, right?? ;)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #9285767

hope your hubby drives safely - not a fan of them, a father and 8 yr old where killed over the weekend when a truck took a left into the setting sun and never saw them. and a few years ago a friend hit sand on the kancamagus hwy in NH and killed himself sliding into the guard rail, he was not speeding. his buddy behind him hit the same patch and survived unhurt.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9285873

No seat for me :(

Those tan handles were actually stock(YUCK) this Harley was made in Italy, just saying...LOL


I feel if it's your day to go, you can be sitting on the sofa and have a heart attack, so I'd rather be out having some fun
I personally know more people that have been killed or been in car accidents than motorcycle
Hubby's been riding almost 30 years and been in 1 accident(in NH hit by idiot kid from MA, who had no insurance)

wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9285937

there are slightly more cars than motorcycles.

a kid i grew up with hit sand going to pick up some milk around the corner and ended up with serious head trauma and needs full time care for the rest of his life. he was wearing a helmut. I hear you about if its your time although you do not need to roll the dice un-neccessarily.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9285995

No I'm not jumping out of planes or anything, lots more dangerous past times
Wearing a helmet doesn't guarantee you'll be free from a head injury in fact there are more neck injuries sustained because of the helmet, also you're line of vision is impaired when wearing one

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9286284

with cell phones & texting.. do not think I would ride a bike again.. being on the road today all day.. seeing how many times I almost get into an accident because of stupidity.. nah not worth it.. outside NJ.. in the country yeah sure.. here.. no way

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9287066

Wow!

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120926.html

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9287074

That looks close...Wow is right, awesome pic!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9287131

very cool!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9287157

That is quite a shot!!!
granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9287231

Visited the Coastal Botanical Garden in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on Tuesday. Was my first (only) trip this year. It is such an awesome garden, not just for the obvious things like well-labeled plants, but also for the sculpture that they always have during the summer, a different display every year. This year's theme was birds. I loved the steel crow by Mark Kindschi. The second picture has a heron in bronze by Ray Carbone, and the birds in the pond move on the slightest breeze (by George Sherwood). Last pic is just a cool split rock. The garden is full of cool rocks, reason enough to go just for them! (But I am admittedly prejudiced in favor of rocks...)

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 26, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9287234

Great photo! I lost a former student on a motorcycle...first day riding it, he hit a guardrail...GG, just love those birds!

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9287400

hey granite we like the same rock!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9287407

here it is...

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granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9288198

That's funny! I wish I had a way to move and place big beauties like they have...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9288696

i hear that!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2012
8:51 PM

Post #9302052

Went with my son's class on his field trip to the cranberry bogs, very informative...I had fun

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 11, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9302259

Didn't realize Jersey had bogs...I've seen them on the Cape...also right by Karen's house...nice photo of the egret...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 11, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9302314

I went to the bogs once. Very informative. Pine barrens are loaded with bogs. Glad you had a great day!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9302339

New Jersey is the #3 producer of cranberries in the country, the one farm we were at they sell directly to Wegman's and Whole Foods the rest goes to Ocean Spray

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9302342

Was so fascinated how they harvest them, the dry harvested ones are the cranberries you find in the produce section in the bags while the wet harvested ones are the ones in sauces and juice cause they need to wash them more thoroughly cause there may be bacteria in the water
In the late 1800's to the early 1920's they handpicked them they needed over 600 people, then they invented a scooper/picker it was cut down to 150, with the invention of machines to do the job now ONLY 15 people are needed!!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9302378

wow.. good and not good

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 11, 2012
3:25 PM

Post #9302594

Didn't know about the wet & dry ones...makes sense though...

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 12, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9303555

I'm going to butt in, and drag the discussion back out west...

Marianne (my better half, and confectioner extraordnaire) and I spent a week and a half touring around the northeasterly quarter of Arizona, after my ASLA national conference in Phoenix. It was over 100F every day during the conference, but much nicer temps throughout our travels around the Colorado plateau during early October.

1. Saguaro cactus, like, right there along the side of the road.
2. Welcome to Boyce Thompson Arboretum!
3. Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana) with very small foliage and exfoliating bark
4. Marianne - captivated by cacti...
5. Simple shelter housing an artistic bench

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 12, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9303600

More from the Boyce Thompson Arboretum...

1. Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)
2. I'm pretty sure this is a female tree...
3. Saguaro flower
4. This plant - Curly Mallee (Eucalyptus gillii) - was the early fall insect magnet. Note mini-incoming on right...
5. Big ol' flowering spike of Desert Spoon (Dasylirion wheeleri)

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 12, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9303612

Another Boyce Thompson Arboretum set:

1. Words of wisdom...
2. Scat!
3. Marianne's desert southwest dream home - the Thompson residence: Prickly Post
4. Pomegranate
5. All that is old...is new again.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2012
3:38 AM

Post #9303739

loved the tour VV!!... thanks!!!... the scat made me giggle

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 13, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #9303883

Thanks...great photos...would love to visit there some time...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 13, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9304243

Oh how lovely VV!!

Words of wisdom for sure.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 13, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9304252

Nice VV

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9312197

How did I miss it? Thanks for sharing your AZ pics, very pretty, want to visit but not live there I like my green grass
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9312272

very nice VV!

We are just back from Italy where we visited Verona, Venice, Dolomites, Lake Como (Bellagio), and Milan. Will post some pic's later after sorting through them.

The first here is during a break in the rain in Venice that had the gondola's parked. A nice restaurant in Verona (sorry VV did not record the wine consumed just trust that it was a nice Valapochella from the Piedmonte area), and hiking in the Dolomites. This was the first snow of the year and as we where only here for three nights the wife was a true storm trooper go above tree line with me!

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 22, 2012
11:44 AM

Post #9312303

Cindy gets a gold star for that! What a nice trip...have been to Lake Como...loved it!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9312393

Nice! was wondering where you were

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9312551

wow nice Bill.. Cindy looks so happy in that 1st pic.. good for her to brave that.. I would have told you to pound salt

;)
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9312563

Cool Bill, sounds like it was a great trip!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2012
6:17 PM

Post #9312603

Looking forward to more pics of your awesome trip.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
6:34 PM

Post #9312625

Nice Bill! Your wife is a trooper all right, I would have been in the lodge, no snow for me!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9312640

What Bill doesn't say speaks volumes...

Above tree line in the Dolomites with spouse: means "no trees in the way of stone selection, and an extra person to tote them back down"

Nice restaurant in Verona with Valpolicella: means "need extra energy and passion (wine) to haul stones tomorrow"

Smiling spouse in Venice and Lago di Como: means "lots of water in which to submerge husband with all those excess stones"

Now Marianne is flooded with memories of past visits - and how long it's been. I owe you one, Bill.

wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9312688

VV I should have said Amore Valpolicella wine - yes i did bring one small memento home in the form of a rock :)

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9312702

Busted!

The pebble doesn't fall far from the talus slope...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #9312718

wha wrote: - yes i did bring one small memento home in the form of a rock :)



Of course you did! LOL


Here are some AWESOME shots
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/36760/rare wildlife photos highlight winning entries in worldwide contest/

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 23, 2012
5:35 AM

Post #9312874

Bill, you are too much...can't believe you smuggled a rock out of Italy! Jen, those are wonderful photos!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9312906

Only one small paper wieght sized rock and from our second day hike at lower elevations. Above tree line was not an option as this picture shows.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9312950

Here are some of our Italy pictures.

1. The Grand Canal outside the train station - This was a day trip by train from Verona, we were lucky to get our train tickets when we arrived as the train system went on strike at 9PM and we got the last train out. A group from Cindy's work did not know this and had a 4 hour trip back to Verona at a 230 Euro expense!
2. Is St. Mark's.
3. View from the bell tower
4. Gondola's in the rain
5. It rained hard at times and this was the result.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9312953

We got back to Verona at 9PM and ate at this "hidden gem" restaurant according to the guide book. Very nice meal and wine.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9312970

Next day we were off to pick up the rental car where I learned that my license had expired and Cindy would have to drive to her great delight. So off we go to the Dolomites where I learned the gas peddle on the passengers side does not work. It sure does take a long time to drive on those S curves going up and down. I think every car and truck passed us - i digress...

1. Is a postcard view of a small villa on the way.
2. The sun was out when we arrived just after noon and then the clouds came in.
3. The hike in the rain and snow.
4. Coming back down where the snow/rain line was.

Neither of us had waterproof hiking shoes or pants - very wet - our room looked like a chinese laundry with hair driers used to get the shoes dry. Also my camera got wet and stopped working for the rest of the day and only dried after i hung it next to the radiator the next morning. Some anxious hours to say the least!

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9312974

The next morning the sun was out and we hiked to some falls. Had some nice views with some foliage. Leaves on the trail made for a nice walk and the woods where nicely managed. Which was good for Cindy as there were many bear warnings and she could see for some distance.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9312979

We stayed in Madonna di Campiglio which is one of Italy's major ski resorts, we were about the only visitors there. They had some interesting planters made from stone with dwarf conifers planted. Might have to give this are try...?

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9312986

Here are just a few random shots from the afternoon. Mountains are cloud magnets in the afternoon.

The second shot is of a valley and the third is a zoom shot of a small farm that can barely be made out in the second picture.
Similar shot on the forth and fifth pictures as the clouds parted.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9312988

A four hour drive got us to Lake Como and Bellagio where we visted the Villa Melzi gardens that afternoon. Where I found a pond surrounded by jm's!

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9312991

Here are some random shots. For a sense of scale notice image 4 and the gardener trimming. We visited 3 garden Villa's during our stay, all must be fantastic in the spring as they had a large number of huge azalea, rody's, and magnolia. Melzi was the finest garden in my opinion.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9312997

After the very steep hiking in the Dolomites, the streets of Bellagio where no picnic either!

Notice the car in image two, I had to convince Cindy this was a car accessible street we needed to drive down to get to the hotel. Pedestrians needed to jump into store fronts to move out of the way.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9313000

The next morning we went to Villa del Balbianello which sits out on a peninsula as you can see in the first picture. The gardens where well maintained and neat although they were not the arboretum of Villa Melzi. It did offer fantastic views and was filled with sculptures and very old vines trained to crawl of the buildings. The tour of the villa house is well worth the time. It was last owned by a famed Italian explorer and collector and is excellent.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9313007

That afternoon it was Villa Carlotta and more hills to climb. This was a large arboretum garden laid-ed out in sections by the plantings. First picture is the fern garden, third is the bamboo garden, there were large collections of azalea and rody's here as well. Four picture are redwoods and fifth a pretty garden of annuals with boxwood topiary ducks.

There were many jm's here although they were not is good condition which was painful to see and what otherwise was a well maintained garden.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9313010

and a few from out ferry ride back to Bellagio across the lake. First is a James Bond want-to-be that was flying around the shoreline. Some nice views from the boat and the last is a shot of Bellagio from the water.

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Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9313013

Last morning before we head off to Milan. We hiked over the hill to a small fishing village in the first 4 images. The last is a good by to Bellagio.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9313016

Here is the Duomo Catherdral which is worth the trip as it is bueatiful.

That's all folks...

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9313087

wow, just gorgeous
def got a workout climbing those stairs and all those inclined streets, huh?
Amazing that guy trimming those shrubs

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 23, 2012
12:36 PM

Post #9313294

Lake Como has to be one of the most scenic places in Italy...photos brought back a few memories...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9313393

Wow
Um, wow

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9313408

thanks for the great tour Bill.. awesome shots!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9313501

Wow - so jealous, Bill! We are hoping to go next year.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9313508

thanks all - I have 600 or 700 more :)

she spent the first week in Austria and then Italy for work - flew on frequent flyer miles to meet her - glad we did and would go back and pack less places to see. Head for the hills for a week (and plan the hiking trails beforehand) and let her choose where ever she wants for the second week. It would not be a city though.

Victor better save some cash, very $$ over there.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9313522

I'm sure. Tough with four of us!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9313534

Just beautiful Bill!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9313552

How did you get around? Train? Car rental? How did you choose lodging?
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 23, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9313629

Awesome shots, wha. Looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the the rocks as containers for jms. Very inspiring!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9313642

How was the Chinese food there??

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2012
2:09 AM

Post #9313734

Just lovely Bill, you took me away to a different venue and it was just what I needed. Thanks for sharing!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2012
4:11 AM

Post #9313772

Glad it was a distraction Celeste, I was just thinking of you and know you will heal in time.


Victor we used the bus/train system in Verona for travel to Venice for the day trip.. Very helpful to speak some Italian which we do not. I had quite a trip alone from Milan to Verona to meet Cindy, I literally did not know I was on the right Metro Train/Train/Bus to the hotel (just outside of Verona) until I walked in the front door. Cindy was calling me every step of the way and even had me speak with her translator for help which he wasn't. She thought I was making up the difficulty and confusion, until we did the run into Milan to see the Duomo Cathedral our last afternoon, a forty minute trip took us 2 1/2 hours because no one we could find spoke english to point us in the right direction or if they did there was a lot of guess work left to interpret. She wanted to head back several times so I had some redemption. It did only take 40 minutes back after we figured it out.

If you want to see Venice stay in Venice. It will cost and worth it. The guide books are very helpful in planning and we used one focused on northern Italy. We did borrow some for all of Italy to decide where to go. I had wanted to use my FF miles for Australia and when that trip was nixed it gave me the leverage to head for the hills so Northern Italy was the destination.

After Verona we picked up a rental car and drove using map quest directions to the hotels. After agreeing on where to visit (and took a couple months) I got on line and found Madonna di Campiglio for hiking, although I wish I had investigated the trails to take. There were comments on-line that claimed the small chalet was very helpful with hiking suggestions which they were not. Could not speak English and did not hike. There was another chalet in the Italian Alps that was our first choice, it was just too far to drive.

Cindy wanted to see George Clooney so Lake Como and Bellagio was the choice. Even without a George siting Bellagio was worth it. I would not head there in peak season as it must be a mad house although spring would be great for the garden tours and besides eating and the shops that is all there is to do. A few days is all that is needed in my opinion.

I can not stress enough how helpful the guide book was for us. I did not really think they would be helpful. The recommended a day trip to Venice which I do not and did not provide info on St. Mark's not allowing bags inside (we did not go in as I did not want to leave my bag with an expensive second lens out of my hands). Small details really. We had a great lunch in Venice and afterward found that it was the guides highest rated hotel so we got lucky. Restaurant in Venice was great and the sightseeing suggestions in Bellagio were very good and the hotel we stayed at was perfect (we used their suggestions for sightseeing to finalize our plans for our three days there.

Food was great! Never saw a square pizza all where round and excellent (Dolomites w/capaccio app's), then there were the dinners (mostly a pasta dish with capaccio app's), and then the wine...loved the Amore Valpolcella's and a few other heavy red's. We usually relaxed late in the afternoon on our balcony with a bottle and then later the night sampled another vintage during dinner:)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9313847

I'd make a special trip to see George too!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9313922

i think you have said that twice now :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9313990

hee hee ;)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9314246

I cannot imagine altering vacation plans for that, Bill! Shame!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #9314299

I wear the pants here :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9314308

Hee hee.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9316483

Bike/car show and swap meet last week in PA at a county fair grounds while walking around my daughter picked me a bouquet, she has some talent in flower arranging

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
6:44 PM

Post #9316485

Went to Longwood Gardens today
Water lilies and lily pads

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9316497

They had a train display

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2012
1:19 AM

Post #9316668

Nice shots of the water lily and pads! Love the train display.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
1:47 AM

Post #9316674

very nice Jen!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 27, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9316835

Would love to go there...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9317179

Let me know when you're coming down

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 27, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9317288

Would be in the summer & if I could get the train ...or bus...fairly close...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9317396

That would be cool, let me know

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9317415

Loved Longwood! Maybe we can meet up?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #9317430

Yeah we should plan a NE visit


Pics of the variety of fountains in the children's area in the conservatory

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9317435

Some more fountains and decorative accents

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
7:12 PM

Post #9317444

Nice.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 28, 2012
2:31 AM

Post #9317569

I'm in!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 28, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9318030

Great statuary...I'm looking forward to it...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 28, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9318458

Love everyone's pics here.

Debi and Victor, your pics of Glacier and Yellowstone are fantastic! I have not been to either of those places. I've been to Yosemite several times. I used to live a 4 hour drive from there when I live in Reno. Beautiful place to visit. Wish I had some digital images I could post.

VV, those pics of AZ brought back memories of my trip there a couple years ago, and also when I lived there for four years. I loved it there, but not when the temps were 100 plus. Winter there is awesome. I have been to that Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Nice place. Did you get a chance to go to the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden? I absolutely love that place. Really special in the winter. Here's a link to a thread of pics from my trip there in 2011. This was when you could only post one pic at a time. So much easier now. Anyhow, looking back on that, I noticed I never did post any more pics. Maybe I'll have to add some more, as I had a lot more nice ones from that visit.

Great pics from Italy, Bill. I would have gone hiking in the snow in my younger days. These days, with my bad ankle and knees, I'd be afraid of slipping and breaking something. Would love to go someday. Actually, some places I would like to visit most would be Australia, Ireland, and south Africa. That pic of they guy trimming the shrubs was something else. I can't believe the size of those shrubs. Have you ever seen the documentary A Man Named Pearl? Quite amazing.

GG, nice pics from Coastal Botanical Garden. Hopefully I can get over there someday.

Jen, nice cranberry bog pics, and thanks for sharing more pics of Longwood. I would be in for a trip there to meet up with some of y'all. Would be fun. Been wanting to go back there again. This would be a good excuse. Spring would be a good time with all the bulbs in bloom. Very sweet bouquet from your daughter, Jen. Love it. That pic of the fountain with the pelican with the fish in his beak made me think of Finding Nemo.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 20, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9338385

Cannot believe there is still so much color in C Park. Saw a shot yesterday of the entire park that was breathtaking.

http://twitpic.com/beylm1

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 20, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9338390

Cool.

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/11/20/abstract-photographs-of-human-bodies-in-motion/

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 20, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9338603

Love that CP pic

very cool

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

November 21, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9339064

Very colorful for this time of year...went to the city to pick up my Mom, & many trees still had colorful leaves...here, 20 miles away, nothing! Those human motion photos were pretty weird...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 24, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9341520

Nice photo of CP, Victor. Thanks for sharing that.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9347086

WOW!!

http://fstoppers.com/meticulous-time-lapse-central-park-fall-colors

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9347257

I'll second that! WOW!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 1, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9347262

Really cool! Thanks for sharing.

Karen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 2, 2012
12:20 PM

Post #9347802

Loved that video!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9348769

Welcoming committee at the place where we had our church Christmas brunch

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 3, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9348855

Cute! I went out to the gardens to see what was blooming in Dec. Other than a few dandelions, I found violas, vinca, nepeta, a pretty coral bells, Purple Frost, and my passiflora still climbing up the garage!

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 3, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9349133

Nice surprises
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 4, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9349401

that is something - nothing at all here except some spring bulbs that showing some green
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 4, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9349865

I have a few primrose blooms

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 4, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9350085

Love the geese!

Great Marilyn. I should check and see what I have blooming here, if anything. There must be something. Did yard work yesterday, but really didn't have time to really look around at stuff.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9352505

Some shots from my NYC trip on Wed.

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victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9352508

More. Lord and Taylor window and four shots from the Morgan
library.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:58 PM

Post #9352510

Last ones.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9352512

love the marionettes

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9352515

The cat was walking up the Cartier bldg.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9352532

Nice Victor, I like the bible shot!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9352533

Thanks. Jeweled binding is gorgeous. They also have an original Guttenberg.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9352535

The rector of St. Pat's had a beloved dog pass a few years back. He had a statue made of him that gets to be in the manger!

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9352590

aaaaawwwwwww

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9352625

Cool!

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/12/07/ethereal-macro-photos-of-snowflakes-in-the-moments-before-they-disappear/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed: PetaPixel (PetaPixel)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9352632

that's awesome!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9352637

I would love to take pictures like that!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 8, 2012
2:22 AM

Post #9352774

Love the Bible Victor. Snowflakes are beautiful!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 8, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9352905

Thanks for the tour...the murals in the Morgan are exquisite! So are the snowflakes...the Pastor of St. Pat's should have had a Canaan dog carved...that was one of the breeds in the world at that time...Goldens were bred in modern times! But I would have probably done a wolfhound!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9352932

nice victor - i took some similar shots inside the cathedral in Milan.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 10, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9354767

Been bugging my oldest DD for some updated family photos. She listened for once!!

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9354776

Look great!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 10, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9354819

What wonderful photos! The elder looks just like Mom...what a smile...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 10, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9354919

Wonderful pics. What a beautiful family!!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9354922

Very nice!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 10, 2012
3:23 PM

Post #9354960

Thanks everyone, im pretty happy. :-)
Robin, no an once of dental work in Hunter's mouth (oldest) but the youngest already had to wear head gear for a year and a palette divider. :(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9355077

nice shots.. kids are getting big
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 10, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9355100

Very nice Celeste!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 10, 2012
6:17 PM

Post #9355114

Nice shots from NYC, Victor. I like the Bible shot, the Lord And Taylor window shot, the Christmas tree. I especially like this one: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=9352505&extraimg=2 .

Those macro shots of snowflakes are amazing! I had to share those on FB.

Great shots of oldest DD's fam, Celeste! I especially love the one taken on the bridge.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 10, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9355118

Thanks, Karen. That's the GE bldg in Rocky Ctr.

Hunter has great eyes.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9355347

Beautiful Celeste, the girls are soooo pretty!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 11, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9355481

My son had to endure the palette stretcher...small mouth, big teeth...he was very good about it, I'm not so sure I would be...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 20, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9363169

With the weather getting colder the muskrats have been active eating as much as they can. Grabbed the first shot from our deck from 40-50 yards away. Then I attempted to sneak up on them, the mother went for cover, dad stayed to scout out what I was up to.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
12:20 PM

Post #9363171

They're cute, but I can never see/hear about them without thinking of the WORST SONG EVER RECORDED!!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 20, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9363175

well we had some results of that song last year and by the looks of it there will be another batch this year :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9363205

I hated those things when we lived on the lake, they would make burrows into the yard from the lake, talk about breaking an ankle

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 20, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9363337

I think they're really cute...except for the one that was in the watery ditch on the golf course, where I put my hand to get at my golf ball...I'm sure my screams were heard in the next state...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9363452

Nice shots Bill. I love to watch them swim.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9364259

Cookie day with the Grand-kids!

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9364261

Awesome luvs!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9364294

So cute, Ronnie!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9364297

Thanks, it was such a wonderful day!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
3:35 AM

Post #9364440

Sweet!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 22, 2012
3:36 AM

Post #9364443

How cute is that?!! Love the frosting on Dominics nose!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9364504

Memories!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 22, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9364556

What a great time! Grandkids are such fun...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9364624

what a mess :) looks like fun!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 24, 2012
9:37 PM

Post #9366478

just finished Christmas with the kids

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 24, 2012
9:43 PM

Post #9366480

I used these 2 pictures in my Christmas cards this year

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 25, 2012
3:01 AM

Post #9366514

what a cutie.. nice shots!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2012
3:03 AM

Post #9366517

She's an adorable little Elf!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 25, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9366603

Adorable for sure!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 25, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9366761

cute! needs so socks on those feet :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 25, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #9366917

Leah looks like a China doll! Only took a few photos at the Mayflower Inn...the kids were antsy...My 3 grandkids...typical Grant with food stuffed in mouth...and my 2 great nieces with Anni in the middle...

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 25, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9367028

Deb, love the shot of the kids, that's a good one! Leah is a cutie!
Boys! Gotta love them Marilyn! Grant's a handsome devil!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 26, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9367416

Devilish acting as well!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 26, 2012
9:46 PM

Post #9368109

Great pics of the kiddies, Ronnie, Debi and Marilyn! Ronnie, looks like they had lots of fun.

We had a nice Christmas here. Opened our gifts, watched some TV. I cooked a beef roast for dinner. Went to see Dad in the evening. Went to see him again for his 83rd birthday. Brought a big cake we could share with everyone there. It was a nice time. One man there had frosting all over his face and hands. He was really enjoying himself.

Karen

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 27, 2012
5:20 AM

Post #9368206

Domenic rockin his new flyers hat...a fan even if they aren't playing!

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9368227

Nice family pics Robin n Karen, Dominic is a cutie!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9368228

good to see your dad doing better karen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 27, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9368315

Glad you were able to celebrate the birthday with Ted, Karen...Oh, Dominic is a doll!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 27, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9368581

such a handsome boy!!!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 28, 2012
7:56 PM

Post #9369509

Thanks, guys!

Dominic is adorable!

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9374269

Enjoy!

http://www.lightstalking.com/insects-flowers

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9374286

Pretty cool.

http://www.wimp.com/reversefireworks/

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9374460

This is beyond COOL!

http://retina.smithsonianmag.com/post/39574751726/smithsonian-magazine-birth-of-a-planet?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=20130103&utm_content=retinabirthofaplanet2

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 3, 2013
6:07 PM

Post #9374645

Wow...thanks, Victor...loved the insects the best...that clearwinged butterfly was awesome!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9379444

Wow!

http://thephotopalace.blogspot.com.br/2013/01/french-wwi-images-found-still-in-camera.html?m=1
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
4:13 PM

Post #9379457

Cool

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
4:23 PM

Post #9379468

Holy Cow how great is that find!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9379623

How exciting !!!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 9, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9379924

Since providing links is allowed (thanks, victor), here are some images with stories that some might find interesting.

Not hi-res images, but some good and funny ones as you peruse the "books"...

http://landscapeonline.com/research/article/9130

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9380409

Cool, vv! Thanks.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 9, 2013
4:14 PM

Post #9380417

Lots of stuff to look through there...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
10:02 AM

Post #9401297

whoa
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/01/chicagos-freezing-fire/100445/

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
10:10 AM

Post #9401304

Saw that last week.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
12:49 PM

Post #9401481

Smile, it's good for the soul!!

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 29, 2013
2:54 PM

Post #9401687

Yes, it is...I went to art class today because I'm babysitting Thurs. & there were 8 ladies there who decided the class is cheap therapy because of the fun & laughter...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2013
3:41 PM

Post #9401758

Amen to that!!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 30, 2013
6:26 PM

Post #9403223

Nothing better! 😚

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
9:21 PM

Post #9405547

This is great.

http://m.wimp.com/dramaticlipsync/

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9405729

That was good!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
6:19 AM

Post #9405770

Kinda creepy but the eyebrows in the middle are great

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2013
2:46 PM

Post #9407264

creeped me out!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9422208

NJ garden and flower show

Theme was Mardi Gras

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
2:12 PM

Post #9422216

more

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
2:18 PM

Post #9422228

and more
the face was in the pond at the bottom of the waterfall

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
2:22 PM

Post #9422235

and last

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
3:02 PM

Post #9422276

nice Jen.. glad you went.. I had a rough morning and decided it was too late to go

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
8:50 PM

Post #9422542

Didn't get there till 1, myself. Still had plenty of time since the place isn't that huge

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2013
3:37 AM

Post #9422644

Awesome Jen! Love the nice bright colors, makes you feel good. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 18, 2013
4:59 AM

Post #9422705

Bet it smelled wonderful in there...love the blue pottery fountain...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2013
5:20 AM

Post #9422728

Pretty Jen!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2013
4:02 PM

Post #9423531

Awesome shots! Looks like a fun outing! Allison, hope your day got better!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2013
5:49 PM

Post #9423661

{{{Louise}}}

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2013
2:32 PM

Post #9424633

Awwww...thanks Allison! Now mine is much much better! 💓

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
3:29 PM

Post #9424674

woo hoo!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
7:36 AM

Post #9461110

new

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1304077/

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