We’re supposed to wrap up any Spring Fling posts before Friday, so here are a few photos from the event of the people who were there. One thing I noticed when going through my pictures is that I don’t especially like the ones I take of people. Flowers, trees and shrubs are easier. They don’t blink or move just when I think I’ve got the shot. (That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it.) However, I promised you some, so here goes:
The first is Chris from Flatbush Gardener in the Lurie Garden. In this, you can see that Chris is a serious photographer. He’s climbed up on the retaining wall of the lower garden; he has extra stuff in his camera bag; and he has his camera ready to shoot. In the next frame, he was taking the picture. It was great to meet Chris after reading his blog for the past year or so.
The next is Mary Ann from Idaho Gardener. She is so cute in this photo that you’d never know she was sick as a dog all week with bronchitis from the netherworld. I met MA two years ago at the Oklahoma City Garden Writers Symposium in Oklahoma. Mary Ann and Carol from May Dreams Gardens are the two people I exchange garden letters with each Sunday.
Katie from GardenPunks is camping it up in Rick Bayless’s garden. I wonder where her husband, Chris, was? They were usually together, but just not this time. Isn’t she the cutest?
Here we have Gail from Clay and Limestone, Susan from Garden Rant and Sustainable Gardening and Linda from Each Little World. I met Linda for the first time this year, although I’ve read Each Little World for a long time. Susan and Gail, I met at the first Spring Fling in Austin. As for the other Ranter who came, Elizabeth, I looked all through my photos, and I don’t have one of her. I’m sorry, Eliz. She also writes at Gardening While Intoxicated. That title makes me laugh every time I type it. Anyway, Buffalo is the next host city for Spring Fling. I can’t wait.
This is a not-so-great picture of our hostess, Carolyn from Sweet Home and Garden Chicago. Why I took it through the fence I’ll never know, except I mostly take photos of flowers instead of people. I want to thank Carolyn for inviting us into her home and garden. It was very beautiful, and we were all impressed with what she’d done with her rain chain. Robin from Bumblebee is the stunning blonde on the right.
Finally, because it’s the only good photo I have of Carol from May Dreams, I’m going to publish this photo which also shows a very overweight me. I’m putting it to good use. Everytime I want to eat something fattening, I’ll go look at it. LOL. We are posing in front of a statue of Linnaeus at the Chicago Botanic Center.
That’s all I have for now. Ta ta!