Near Puget Sound, Washington state
6423 views 08 August 2012
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 I will just let it
remain a mystery
and keep it
perfect in my mind
” 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
Sale of four note cards
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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