Remembering 2013

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I spent the entire weekend in the garden--no wasting time on the Internet, no picture taking, no nothing but clip, clip, clip.  Beloved's help was wonderful--we made so much progress.  But who wants to see piles of clippings and a helter-skelter mess of a garden?  A good time, perhaps, for a quick look back at 2013.  

Les at Tidewater Gardener has ten gorgeous photos in his look back at 2013--as a matter of fact, they are so good you just might want to click straight there and skip this.  

I had a random and brief look back at 2013.  Brief because I'm tired!

I liked this picture of an ivory wreath on a brown door back in February.
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A tiny Senecio flower.
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Guys on stilts for Chinese New Year at the Huntington.  The place was a madhouse.  No more Chinese New Year at the Huntington. 

An Arctotis.
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April!  April!  April!
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 Lady in blue hat looking at plants at the Garden Blogger's Fling.  The Fling was fun.  Gardeners are such nice people. 
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The Fling was held in San Francisco at the end of June.
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Experiencing the whole 'Blue Glow' bloom process was fascinating. photo glowf3841_zps26ea20a4.jpg
2013 made for some memorable stump removals.
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Boris eating an orange because it made Natasha jealous even though he didn't like the taste.
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The puppies were the life of the party, even when there wasn't a party.  
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Great year for Dahlias
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 New camera lens = bird pictures!
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Enjoyed other people's gardens, not only my own.
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The milkweed was a success.  The tomatoes were not.
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Killed a few plants...
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...helped others to thrive.
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All in all, a beautiful year, a very, very fortunate year, for which I am most heartily grateful.  Glad I took a moment to look back.
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Now, back to clip, clip, clip, rake, rake, rake, cram those green waste bins full.
 

Comments

  1. awesome pictures !!! I enjoyed them, thank you for sharing !

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  2. What else can we say but stunning!

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  3. Every view of your garden is wonderful but these photos are especially beautiful.

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  4. What exactly was the lens that gave you such marvelous bird photos?

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    1. It's a compact telephoto 55-200mm. An "open box" item at Best Buy made it screamin' affordable.

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  5. Wow, I just got a 55-200mm, too, but I haven't managed to get such good bird photos yet. That falcon (?) must have come quite close! LOVE your dahlias.

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    1. Pretty close, yes. It was in the tree about 15' from the balcony and I was snapping shots through the balcony trellis. Dahlias are great, just got another one for this spring...

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  6. Thanks for posting your pictures and for playing along with my look back. I think my favorite is the April roses, and I assume this is your garden. Of course, the dog photos are fetching as well.

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    1. Your Look-Back photos are gorgeous, Les! Yes that was my garden...probably won't look so good this year with no rain.

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