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Picket Fence and Garden Gate by Marjorie Wallace

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Western Washington near Puget Sound
1018 Views 14 February 2012
Picket Fences and Garden Gates are so magical to me. My first memory of them are when I was very young and my grandmother had her little garden surrounded with this pristine white picket fence. As I walked through the gate, I was greeted with the heavenly fragrance of roses and there stood these most amazing tall flowers called Hollyhocks. They were taller than I was with these individual flowers that traveled around the sturdy upright stalk. But I think the name alone was magic to me. Hollyhocks! HOLLYHOCKS! Isn’t that just music to your ears? Grandmother showed me the little seed packet that had held these tiny orbs that grew into these amazing flowers. She explained to me how the sun and the rain nourished the seeds until they popped out of their shell and began their journey to become one of the most amazing flowers I have ever seen in my life. Now, whenever I see a white pickets and rose bushes, I think of my Grandmother, but also I know that some of the most beautiful treasures grow inside of that protective… and visually poetic… picket fence.

Feature A GARDEN SOMEWHERE ~ 20 March 2011

Featured Gardens, Parks, Trees & Shrubs group ~ 18 September 2011

© 2006 Marjorie Wallace, All Rights Reserved Worldwide.


fence, garden, gate, roses, picket, hollyhocks

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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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture Marjorie! And I love your written work!!! Talk about Nostalgia! Well done!!

  • Thank you, Blair. Sometimes a scene will inspire me to write and I often remember my Grandmother and those days gone by. I can still see her in the garden and remember how she loved it so.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago

    gorgeous gate flowers and shot !

  • Thank you, Lu. I am glad you like it.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome scene dear Marjorie!

  • Thank you so much, Bela.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 6 years ago

    This looks so very lovely, very welcoming,

  • I had lots of picket fences at my last house. It will always remind me of home,

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Clark Thompson
    Clark Thompsonalmost 6 years ago

    Thisd is a lovely image, Marjie.

  • Thank you, Clark. I think I am longing for spring already.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yageralmost 6 years ago

    This is glorious, Marjie! What a great painting this would make! – Pat

  • Thank you Pat. You may use this as a subject if you are inspired. I would be honored for I have enjoyed your work.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • AngieM
    AngieMalmost 6 years ago

    great composition!! lovely scene!

  • Thank you, Angie.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 6 years ago

    So pretty and summery Marjie I love these pretty fences and arches

  • Thank you, Lynn. Looking forward to spring and early summer.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 5 years ago

    A beautiful shot of a garden anyone would be proud of!

  • Thank you so much, ER. It spoke to my heart!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 5 years ago

    Beautiful!! Such a lovely story! :o)

  • Thank you so much.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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