Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June at the Bancroft

 I have waited since mid-May for the annual June Gloom to set in-the better to take photos at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. I finally gave up, as the overcast mornings have been nowhere to be found, and my garden tour calendar is filling up rapidly.With a hearty WTH, I set off this last Saturday morning to Walnut Creek in spectacularly glaring sunshine , arriving at opening time to find the parking lot full. A myriad of folks with substantially fancier camera equipment than I have were setting up their tripods  and the painterly set had easels and paints situated  in strategic positions throughout the garden.Remind me to go on a weekday next time.

I do love this garden, and spent two hours there with few decent photos to show for it, but time well spent none the less.







And Marsha Donahue was represented..


9 comments:

  1. It's a superb looking garden and high up on my list of gardens to see when we visit CA in the near future, hopefully!

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    1. There are several gardens worth visiting within a reasonable distance of this one..I feel fortunate !

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  2. You needn't have worried about waiting for an overcast day, your photos are great, and the garden looks glorious.

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    1. Thanks Marisa !Now that July is here I guess June Gloom skipped us this year .

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  3. Wasn't it just about two years ago when we were there? What a fun garden! I see you included one of what sure were many options for a Wendy pic of the day. lol

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  4. It's like a whole different world! I'd love to have an area like that in my garden. As dry as it is here this summer it would be the best section by far.

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    1. I hope the crop situation is ok for you Michelle ! For us , summer drought is a way of life-it brings failure and opportunity.

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  5. Your photography is stunning, great job! I am not a big fan of succulents, but you really showed them at their best. I am glad you had a good time.

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  6. Blue blue sky makes up for the shadows. Your photos are wonderful!

    Do you know what the white Agave is in photo 3?

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