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!
How fun! I’m with you – I usually take pictures of flowers and things rather than people. I don’t think I have any “people” pictures from Spring Fling, so between all these posts about SF, it was nice to see that someone was taking pictures of something other than the gardens! (I blame my dad for my distinct lack of interest in taking pictures of people – he was bitten by the photography bug and always made us pose for pictures.)
I adore that picture of you, Mary Ann, and Carol. 😀
I like your people shots, Dee, and I think you are very photogenic. You always look beautiful in every photo I’ve seen you in.
Great photos. I love the one of the Flatbush Gardener! And thank you for identifying everyone. It really helps to know what people look like.
Those pictures make me smile, remembering how much fun I had with each of those folks!
I agree with Frances, you look great in the last shot. It’s great to see the bloggers behind the blogs-all good shots of ‘flowers’ in the garden.
Dee, I think your pictures are great. I don’t do people very well at all, getting backs or blurs or butts! Isn’t it fun to look at these and remember the great times we had?!
Lisa at Greenbow
It is fun to see where you found all the people shots. ttfn
Carol, May Dreams Gardens
It’s great to see the people of spring fling! That Frances was very nice with her comment, but I am far from svelte! Too much good food at spring fling and everywhere. I need to do more hoeing.
Ya’ll have all the fun!
Yes, you need to come with us to Buffalo.~~Dee
Hi Dee, thanks for stopping by, specially as I am such a terrible correspondent. Looks like you had a great time – lovely gardens!
Dee…My photos of people aren’t particularly good….but give me a flower and a garden scene to shoot any day! I agree, the photo of MA is perfect. Remember the camera adds wrinkles and extra pounds! It so lies! gail
Great pictures! I’m glad to see that some people took people pictures – I am always too reluctant to ask anyone to pose.
Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening
I especially like your shot of the Idaho Gardener.
Thanks for sharing the photos – its nice to put faces to some of the blogs I read
Thanks for matching names and photos. I’m putting more blogs and bloggers together.
Thanks for this wrap up, Dee. And you look cute as a button in the last shot too, just like in real life. Carol makes us all look bigger, since she is so very svelte from all that hoeing. 🙂