Sunday, May 19, 2013

Celebrating the Blue and Violet Flowers of Longwood Gardens and my Friend Paul Grecian

Blue Flowers with Paul Grecian
at Longwood Gardens
Photo by Wayne Stratz

If I can hope for traditions to be created, going to Longwood Gardens with my friend, Paul Grecian, will be come an annual event. Twice we have gone on my spring break from teaching. The first time tulip blooms were peaking and we barely spent time inside. Well I did pray for an hour with succulents. This time it wasn't too spring like outside so we made our way through the glass houses. The blue beds caught our eye on the way in, but it was at the end of the trip that we spent time there.

Paul may be my favorite photographer. We own two of his pieces and spending time with him slows me down. I spend more time in an area and possibly come home with better photos to share here.  The drive to Longwood is filled with some great brainstorming about being in the business of creating and selling art. Hope to be back next year and the year after that... 

Hydrangeas that surely would have 
delighted Mosaic Woman ~

Hortensia Hydrangea
 Hydrangea macrophylla
Mathilda Gutges
photo by Wayne Stratz

Hortensia Hydrangea close up
 Hydrangea macrophylla
Mathilda Gutges
photo by Wayne Stratz

A poppy that was past its prime,
 caught my eye ~

Blue-Poppy
 Meconopsis
Lingholm
by Wayne Stratz

Blue-Poppy
 Meconopsis
Lingholm
by Wayne Stratz

Then I saw my chance to see Paul
 in a wave of Echiums

Pride-Of-Madeira
Echium candicans
photo by Wayne Stratz
Pride-Of-Madeira and Paul Grecian
Echium candicans
photo by Wayne Stratz




10 comments:

  1. One of the gardens I would love to see. I think I would be too shy to take a picture of a great photographer. Does he work with glass too?

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    1. Walker ~ Paul did not know I was photographing him, but I did ask permission to blog about him. The comment about glass made me laugh. He keeps threatening to have me over to tach him how to cut glass for framing his photos.

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  2. These gardens look beautiful - especially the colors!

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    1. Stephanie ~ We are blessed to live close to such a place

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  3. Heaven. I think that's the most beautiful garden I've ever seen!

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    1. Snowcatcher ~ it would be nice to have to visit them (us)

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    1. Nance ~ let us imagine this sea of blue coming into being through time lapsed photos.

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  5. Oh the blues! Exquisite! Love the drooping poppy...

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    1. Linda ~ I am so glad you found the fading poppy's beautiful as well.

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