Monday, July 5, 2010

The Intent Of The Gardeners

Gardening Gone Wild's Picture This Photo Contest this month is an attempt to capture the intent of the gardener in a photograph that shows how "Successful gardens tend to have some unifying principle, whether it be color, structure, formality, plant selection or something else."

Ok I can try to do that. In the case of this particular garden scene and my photo entry, the hands of many gardeners with a large helping hand from mother nature have been at work for many years. It is only in the last three that I have exerted enough influence to make the passersby contemplate that yes, this is most likely intended.

You can just call the theme "More". It is the riot of more.

The above photo is shrunk to a smaller size per contest rules. The same image below is larger and can be clicked on to open to full size for more detailed enjoyment.

The intent of the builder was to have a floor that a filthy active gardener would not destroy in a couple of years and that would not need to be cleaned every afternoon. The kitchen is done.

And I will be heading into the bathroom upon my return from Garden Bloggers Buffa10.

The gardener will keep plugging away as the years go by to add to the riot of more. The plant species diversity on this mountaintop will keep increasing. A bio-reservoir of plants, animals and insects, just in case.

The gardener intended this too. Driving around these parts before noon, only a keen botanically minded eye might figure it out. Perhaps if I cut the grass outside the fence it would help.

Now the gardener and the builder intends to take a little break. I'm going to see Niagra Falls.


Pam/Digging said...

See you in Buffalo, Christopher!

Siria said...

Have a safe and fun journey to Buffalo!

Lola said...

You & Mother Nature have done a fantastic job. It all looks great.
Enjoy your trip, it is a well deserved one.
Hope we see some pics on your return.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Have a great time. I wish I could join the fun.

healingmagichands said...

Great series of pictures. Personally, I like the "builder's intent" the best, because it also shows how much the builder loves the gardener. But I suppose it doesn't really fit the contest. . .

I enjoyed your post immensely. Hope you have fun in Buffalo.

Town Mouse said...

What fun. Love the colors!

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Christopher - More is a good intent for a gardener with so much space - and that space means that it's almost impossible for you to have Too Much. Your entry photo is smashing.

Although I've popped in and out during the last month, this time I started with the contest post, went forward and then started scrolling back through your posts. It doesn't feel like a blog. It feels like a book. A beautiful, insightful book.

Now back to the newest post...