My Secret Garden by Marjorie Wallace

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Near Puget Sound, Washington state

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I think we all have a special place
that beckons to us.
When we see it, we ask ourselves,
“What is beyond that door?”
This intriguing garden gate
is that place for me.
It is not too far from where I live,
down this private lane,
on the waterfront.
I have gone there
all seasons of the year ….
it always calls to me.
Perhaps one day,
I will go and knock on their door
and meet the people who live there
just to see if the garden is
as wonderful as the promise.
That would satisfy my curiosity!
Or then again,
…maybe not!
Maybe I will just let it
remain a mystery
and keep it
perfect in my mind
and simply,
” my secret garden…..”

I have photographed this scene at most seasons of the year, but I think that Springtime is certainly the very best when the Rhododendrons bloom. In Washington State, the Coastal Rhododendron is our state flower. This hybrid Rhodie was blooming the end of May.
Nikon D200 AR-S Nikkor 18-55mm

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Sold in calendars ~ 2011

Featured in 17 groups
*Featured GARDEN DESIGN + COLOR & LIGHT ~ April 2009
Featured HAPPY HAVEN PHOTOGRAPHY ~ 04 May 2009
Featured A GARDEN SOMEWHERE… 19 May 2009
Featured in COTTAGE STYLE group ~ 22 September 2009
Featured WELCOME TO WASHINGTON ~ 27 Sept 2009
Featured in BEAUTIFUL group ~ 6 October 2009
Won second place in “Garden Gate” challenge in BACK YARD PHOTOGRAPHY ~15 October 2009
Featured COUNTRY GARDENS ~ 25 October 2009
Winner of “Secret Garden” challenge in BACK YARD PHOTOGRAPHY ~ 29 October 2009
Featured in YOU ARE ACCEPTED ~ 12 Nov 2009
Featured in COTTAGE STYLE ~ 14 January 2010
Featured ALL ABOUT YOUR BEST WORK ~ 17 Jan 2010
Featured ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING group ~ 20 Feb 2010

Featured in HEART AND SOUL ~ 6 June 2010
Featured A PLACE TO CALL HOME 15 Dec 2010
Featured WINDOWS AND DOORS group ~ 4 Feb 2011
Featured in GLORIOUS GARDENS ~ 09 May 2011
Featured FOUR LETTER WORD (GATE) 10 May 2011*
Featured in ARTIST’S UNIVERSE ~ 14 May 2011

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Cameras and photography captured my interest years ago as a child with my little Brownie. The cameras have changed over the years until the Digital age when I got really serious about photography. Not only has my work improved, but it has opened many doors to meeting wonderful people along the way. New friendships and learning new skills… I am hopeful that some of my best work is yet to come.

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 6 years ago

    Wonderful image dear Marjorie!

  • Thank you, Bela.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Clark Thompson
    Clark Thompsonover 6 years ago

    This is such a lovely place and so well photographed, Marjie. Not knowing what is on the other side only adds to the mystic.

  • Thank you, Clark. I am glad you understand and I appreciate your compliment.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 6 years ago

    What a beautiful image! It’s the door framed by the greenery and the path that create this compelling image! Well done!

  • Thank you, Blair. I am glad you like this. It is one of my favorite places.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • PhotosbyNan
    PhotosbyNanover 6 years ago

    Oooooooooooooooooo! I absolutely love this and I agree…keep it mysterious. Marjie.

  • Thank you so much, Nan. I am glad you see that too. I am looking forward to a snowy day to photograph this. Would love to have all seasons.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • BleuRaven
    BleuRavenover 6 years ago

    i love everything about this beautiful image and your wonderful descriptive commentary.
    the lovely stone path, the gorgeous flowering plants and trees and that amazing gate and wall !! that is beautiful !! i see why it is one of your favourite places ~ I love it !!

  • Thank you, Karon. Everyone who sees this wants to know where it is. It is on a little lane I was following hoping to get to the waterfront. Isn’t is wonderful that places we discover when we are looking for something else?

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 6 years ago

    lovely shot!!! looks like a beautiful place!!

  • Thank you, Angie!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Xandru
    Xandruover 6 years ago

    There is an air of mystique in this photo. Its probably the closed door and not knowing what’s behind it. Like the composition and colors.

  • Thak you so much for your thoughtful comments. I felt the same way.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful. It is inviting us to see what’s on the other side of the door! Maybe one day?

  • Thank you Tibby.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyabout 6 years ago

    Wow, this is gorgeous, Marjie! Wonderful composition and I love your narrative. It does look very inviting!

  • Thank you so much, Rachel.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeabout 6 years ago

    What a lovely image, I love the book and always wanted a secret garden of my own. How nice you have this nearby your home to indulge yourself. Well done!

  • Thank you, Cheryl.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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