July 28, 2009

mojo

i woke up at 4:00 this morning and i finished reading 'julie and julia' - i enjoyed it and have been looking forward to the movie. i think from the previews a few hollywood embellishments will be made *wink*. so after sitting a bit - i got my lazy self in gear and went to my little secret garden.

i took the tripod and my fiddy (50mm) and wandered about. the garden was freshly watered and the water glistened on what seemed like hundreds of yellow and orange marigolds. truly - how can one frown at a marigold? it's not possible i tell you! not at all. little orbs of sunshine swirled with a spicy, earthy scent. add to that

aroma fresh rosemary, chives and thyme - heaven. salvia was in full splendor though it seemed a bit early for bees as i only spotted one brave enough to play dodge with sprinklers. without further ado (notice the shakespearian style word, no?)



















37 comments:

  1. Pure magic........... just sayin'!

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  2. Your Marigolds look different to ours.I'm going to stalk one, shoot it, and show you.

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  3. What a nice way to spend a morning! I wish we had a place like that around here. Do you use manual exposure for all of your shots?

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  4. hello garden ...my how you bloom and shine!

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  5. wait...I'm still mulling over the fact that you were up at 4am.....okay, now I'm with you :)

    and chary chary quite controwry, how does your garden grow ?...I had to make it rhyme and that's hard to do with words that don't exist....anyhow, I think that garden of yours is fabulous and now I'm officially jealous !

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  6. such beautiful shots!

    i used to HATE marigolds as a child, but then i grew up and got some taste. :)

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  7. Love the photos Char, I like being up early in the am,say 5 or 6ish.You go girl.

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  8. Marigolds are really cheerful and they have a job to do in the garden by keeping some pests at bay. Love them.
    Your photos are beautiful, as ever.

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  9. Beautiful photos. Makes me want to go to the garden and visit the flowers! Marigolds remind me of my childhood.

    Love the blue sky in the last photo! Wonderful!!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful, tranquil shots. I do the same thing -- sneak up nice and early before the world knows I am awake and catch it all unfolding ...

    Lovely!

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  11. What a beautiful garden tour. It is just lovely.
    xo

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  12. ps: julie and julia~ Bliss. : )

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  13. How utterly lovely! I adored seeing your photos.

    Thanks also for the tip on the Julia and Julie book. I have been looking forward to the movie, but had no idea it was based on an actual book. I'll have to find that one. :)

    -Francesca

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  14. Thanks for the walk in your garden!

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  15. the flowers in my yard are really sad looking right now. you garden looks lush. you must have a very green thumb.

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  16. i REALLY like these shots. and i can't wait to see that movie!

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  17. I'm really looking forward to the movie, too. We'll have to compare notes on it.

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  18. Shakespeare in the garden marigolds! Now that's class! Love the pics, as always, Char!

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  19. i had marigolds too in my garden and although they don't smell good, their colors and profusion make them my favorite...

    your closeup photos are very good...as always.

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  20. i cannot wait to see that movie, i started reading that blog way back when. who doesn't love their fiddy.

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  21. wow, stunning shots you found...lovely garden!

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  22. The orange marigold is just beautiful! Love the texture you added to quite a few of these photographs. A day spent in a beautiful garden is a day well spent. & I'll have to check into that book as I just saw a preview about the film last night. And our garden is swarming with bumblebees! They love my pink phlox.

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  23. april - texture was only added to two of the shots - the rest is the DOF and bokeh. :)

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  24. Hi Char: Totally looking forward to watching the movie as well. How amazing is Meryl? She embodies her characters. Wonderful shots as always. Thanx so much for your guest posting sweetie!

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  25. These are beautiful shots Char...you are such an inspiration to me!

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  26. They are all beautiful. I love the third photo down especially. Have a great evening. ~Cindy

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  27. I have always had a special place in my heart for marigolds. It is the first flower from seed I was ever successful with many moons ago when my girls were young.
    Brenda

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  28. oh! that 3rd one is my favorite! what a wonderful garden.

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  29. I was able to see a sneak peak preview of Julie & Julia... You are going to love it!

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  30. I am totally looking forward to that movie. Did you like the book? I'll check the library for it. Your macro pictures are amazing.

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  31. I have a love/hate thing with marigolds...hate the smell, but love them growing next to the tomatoes...you may have converted me completely with these photos!

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  32. You take the most gorgeous photos.
    Your blog is so wonderful.
    x
    PS - I have not heard of that book or movie...I am off to investigate.

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  33. Yum. Love your photoshoot in the garden!

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