Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Garden by the Sea


Located near Rye Harbor is this adorable little pocket garden. I photographed it once before but how could I resist giving it a second chance! 

Ever since my husband bought me a Nikon D5100 for my birthday this past month I've been revisiting some of my favorite old haunts. Funny but when I bought the Fuji s100 fs a few years ago I did the same thing ... reshooting many seasonal shots I'd taken with my smaller camera. I don't know about other people but there are some places I am drawn to for photography over and over again.



Isn't that garden gate the sweetest thing? 





And who can resist a white picket fence? New England and white picket fences go hand in hand. Throw in an ocean view and you've got a recipe for summer perfection!

Every year I pine for a white picket fence of my own. Where it would go, who knows. Surely there has to be a place in my garden ... somewhere! I'll find a spot!




The greatest gift of the garden
is the restoration of the five senses

Hanna Rion







One of my goals this summer has been to drive down to Rockport, Ma. and shoot the gorgeous gardens in town, especially the hydrangeas. It hasn't happened yet. This Thursday may be my last chance before the flowers take a turn for the worse. It's a little heart breaking to see but some of the trees in the marshes are already turning red. Not to mention the school busses will be running next week.

To every season turn, turn, turn ... but does it have to turn so soon?










 Like the gulls, all we can do is enjoy every last moment of beauty August has to offer!



30 comments:

Mary said...

Bravo! Sharon, you are a natural artist. I'm so glad you are still blogging. Sad that I'm not ;)

Those images are stunning.

Mary said...

Good grief! Look at my photo, holding a Kodak Easy Share. That was taken 6 years ago. That tells you how I've neglected old Blogger. Ha!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Sharon. The only line is see is the one in a block across the top just under the date. the header photo has a crimped light grey edge. Your photos are gorgeous. I love the picket fence and the sweet heart in the gate. I'm always taking pics of the same places too as they change with the seasons and the years. There's always something new to see in them isn't there. I also noticed a whole lot of red trees along a lake where the water has been high all summer. And our own maple trees are starting to get a tinge too. I'm so not ready for fall to be here yet! Enjoy the last nice summer days. Pam

Country Girl said...

What gorgeous images, Sharon. Congratulations on the new camera. Love the summery hues here and all the pink tones.

I see a grey line around the entire header area like a huge rectangle. It's very close to the right and left side of the page. Rather odd. I use Chrome in case you need to know.

Laura said...

I do see the dark grey line on the right side as well as under the date of this post.

But, who cares because your photography is breathtaking!

Hannah Herron said...

These pictures have me wanting to be in New England right now!

An East Coast Classic

Sharon Calvert said...

My 1st visit, having seen your comment on Susan Branch's recent post. Gorgeous photos! I see no side bar, and a thin black outline surrounding your header/banner...

Sharon in Alabama

Carolynn Anctil said...

Delicious photos, as always. I love a crisp white picket fence, too. I'm feeling torn, for the first time, about the passage of summer and the approach of autumn. There is so much beauty here on the prairies at this time of year that it's hard to be melancholy about the changing seasons. I definitely have my favourite haunts for photography - most of them right in my own back yard, lately.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Howdy stranger! Nice to see a post, Sharon, and congrats on the new camera. I can tell you are enjoying it. Don't you love sweet husbands that come bearing fabulous gifts on your birthday! xox

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous images, as always! Congrats on the new camera too. I cannot wait to see what you share with us. This garden was delightful. And yes, I can see your sidebar. The only frame around your header is a light gray one. It all looks good from my end.

Eva Gallant said...

I don't see a problem with your header...and your photos are phantastic!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great shots! Hard to believe Summer is almost over. Children went back to school on the 5th here.
Side bar is there and no dark gray line around the border.

Donna E. said...

Beautiful pics with your new Nikon! I'm a Nikon gal, myself. I do not see any grey lines on your header. =)

Susan said...

Hi Sharon....

Lovely photos. I agree with you that white picket fences and New England are a match made in heaven.

Congratulations on the new camera.You, of anyone, deserve that!

Sharon, I can see nothing in the sidebar. Nothing. Blank. Zilcho.

Also, yes, there's a line around the header. Sorry.

Take care and have a nice day. Susan

Georgianna said...

Hi Sharon, Gorgeous images – I love your sea photos as they are so evocative. Revisiting locations is definitely something I do when I have new equipment or just want to get a different view of it.

Your blog looks fine to me. I'm in Safari and I can see the sidebar and the decorative border around the header but no extraneous lines. I'd hate for you to have to go to a Blogger template as it's so fiddly. I hope you can sort it out otherwise.

G

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beautiful photos! I am in love with that gate!

I do see a line, it appears around your header . . .

Lynda Naranjo said...

Beautiful photos Sharon! And congrats on your new camera! I have a few places that I like to photograph over and over again too. :)

Your blog looks perfectly fine to me!

xo

Oliva Ins said...

A wonderfull pictures :)))

Love it !!:)
Come and see me too on:

www.olivains.com

Cait O'Connor said...

I can't see anything amiss grey line wise on header. Love the pics, funnily enough I am starting a 'gate collection'.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Beautiful Sharon!

Jan's camera said...

Hi, that garden gate is beautiful and I love the light.

Carol Mattingly said...

Absolutely gorgeous images Sharon. Hope you are living your new camera.

Sheilagh said...

Gorgeous Photo's. you a;ways give me a delightful "fix" of New England with your artistic eye. Thank you xx

Lilian said...

Hi Sharon, Lovely pictures!

What a beautiful place to live.
I have a questions about your pictures, which are beautiful, Do you use any special software to write your blog's name on your pictures? or you must write on it one at the time? I would appreciate your suggestions :)

Thank you! Happy Sunday from Sunny South FL!
Lilian

Custom Comforts said...

A new camera - lucky you. I would have been overjoyed to have your old one and half your skills. I always love your pictures, whether they're by the sea or of New England landscapes.
Cindy

A New England Life said...

Hi Lillian,

For these photos I used a couple options available on www.picmonkey.com to add my blogs name. You can also download picasa (it's free). There's a nice option there to add your name to your images. Hope that helps!

Sharon

20 North Ora said...

Love that gate! Beautiful.

Judy

Lisa Gordon said...

This is such a beautiful series of images.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Such PRETTY photos! DREAMY!

June said...

Gorgeous photos Sharon! You have captured so many beautiful things in your shots.
I feel exactly the same way about picket fences---but haven't yet found a place in my garden either. This must change!
sending hugs...