Today's photos are from Maria Fleming (Quiltingmamma) up in Ottawa, Ontario. We visited Maria's garden back in August of 2013 (HERE), but she's taken us garden visiting, too, like to Versailles (HERE) and Monet's garden (HERE) in France, to gardens in Ecuador (HERE), and to the Montreal Botanical Garden (HERE). Today we're back in her garden, with some winter moments. She says, "It has been a rather grey winter so far, but today has some sunshine. While doing dishes, the long slanting afternoon light drew me out with my new camera. Time for a little practice before traveling with it and before the weather turns too cold and snow too deep. The colours by now are rather dull, but with a little focused light, some colours pop, details shine, and hardscapes and ornaments add interest to an often bleak landscape. My one colour concession is this year's Christmas urn. I know I haven't been very 'communicative' since the format change – but I do check out the GPOD every day. It is a source of inspiration and pleasure. Thanks to those who brighten my day." Beautiful, Maria! I can't wait to see where you travel with that camera…..
Come and meet up at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year!
I'm scheduled to give another GPOD talk (A few of you will be getting emails in the next two weeks as I put together the slideshow…), and a number of people have emailed to say that they'll be at the show, and that they'd love to meet up with a bunch of fellow GPODers!
The RSVPs so far:
Glenda Curdy (Nurserynotnordstrom)
May Kald (GrannyMay) – tentative
Catherine Campbell (CrannyCC) – tentative
Jeanne Cronce (Greengenes)
Chris Niblack (ChrisSeattle)
So…who else is going to be there?? Let us all know in the comments, and we can start planning an outing! Perhaps after-dinner drinks one night at the bar at the Sheraton? I'll repeat this announcement for the next week or so, at least, and keep a running list of who's coming….enticement for even more people to come. Oh, and when you comment to say you'll be there, give us your real name so that I can plan name tags that include both that and your screen name…
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