Sunday, July 21, 2013

Remember Sue?




Sue is a blogger from greater Hartford who let me show five of her Connecticut photos while I was in Florida last winter.  She has a gardening blog -- Idyll Haven -- focusing on the extensive plantings in her yard in Wethersfield.  One photo I "borrowed" showed her yard after the 23 inch snowstorm in February, which sure looks refreshing after a six day heat wave!  In midsummer Sue's amazing garden looks like this:



28 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The contrast between the explosion of colors in the summer quite a contrast with the white of winter. As unpleasant as the summer heat is, I suspect that people would still prefer to endure it than deal with a 23-inch snowfall like you had last February.

Deanne Fortnam said...

Sue's gardens are always a wonderland of beauty. Great portrait of you Sue!

Gregory Urbano said...

very pretty!

Birdman said...

Must be so aromatic as well.

Taken For Granted said...

Yes, I remember the photos. Sue is a fantastic gardener, and you do quite well as a portrait photographer.

Kate said...

She is as lovely as her garden. What a gift she has as seen in her flourishing garden.

VP said...

Nice portrait of a lovely blogger. Her gardens is wonderful: brava Sue!

Lisa T. said...

Gotta love Sue!!!

Beautiful and inspiring gardens from a beautiful and inspiring gardener.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sue must be thrilled with this portrait Jack the composition is wonderful..as is the garden.

Sylvia K said...

A lovely lady with a fantastic, colorful garden and your captures of both are terrific as always! Enjoy your day, Jack!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful lady and equally beautiful garden. Gosh, I wish I had a green thumb.

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous portrait!

RedPat said...

Lovely lady and lovely garden! Seems appropriate ! ;-))

William Kendall said...

I've been following Sue's blog since you first pointed us in that direction. She's got a beautiful garden!

jennyfreckles said...

That looks so beautiful and imaginative.

Kay said...

It's pictures like these that answer my question, "How do people endure those 23-inch snow storms?" Print these shots and hang them up for the times when winter seems unbearable.

Lowell said...

Well, she's a beauty as his her garden. When I saw the last picture, I thought, "It would be really nice to have a garden like this." But then I realized how much work it would take. So, I went and got a beer which I drank before I took a nap.

Sue said...

Nice pictures Jack! Just for the record, I prefer the July version of my garden to the January version but in January I definitely have more time to drink and nap.

Michelle said...

Wow! She is talented!

Ed said...

Yes, I remember Sue. Thank you for introducing me to her blog. She's quite a gardener, and photographer. Your portrait does her justice.

Randy said...

Beautiful gardens and smile.

Halcyon said...

Now that's a garden! I'm definitely heading over to Sue's for a peek. :)

Virginia said...

I"d venture a "heat wave" in Hartford is far cooler than one in B'ham! Sue's garden is lovely!
V
l

LOLfromPasa said...

Because of you, I follow Sue. Nice to see this lovely portrait of her. Sweet!

JM said...

What an amazing garden! Hats off to Sue.

Laurrie said...

How nice to see a picture of a blogger-friend that I have known only through her garden posts. She's a real person! And lovely one too.

Lee May said...

Do we remember Sue? How could we forget her – or her garden. Both are beautiful, inspiringly so.

Kate said...

What a beautiful young woman and a terrific portrait of her!