Monday, June 17, 2013

Photo Shoot Outing

I'm pretty sure that I mentioned the Wickford Art Association Photo Group that I joined a few months ago... one of the main reasons I joined is that the group does outings to different places for photo shoots and I thought that sounded fun. Tonight was the first trip of the summer and we got some really neat weather!
A big storm passed through while we were out, gorgeous light and clouds.
I've been playing with the panoramic feature on the camera/phone
Tomorrow I will go through the camera and see what else I got!
Storm moving through

Double rainbow 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Taste of Elegance

Marble House, view of the back lawn and courtyard
 Well our big night out evening was a complete blast!
The rear balcony of Marble House was decked out with awnings and tables for the dinner
and the courtyard was set up for the cocktail hour.
The dress was fabulous, and Lar looked very dapper in the tux
The weather was perfect too
Decked out in our finery

Phil  and Linda
 It was a real treat to spend an evening like this, many thanks to Phil and Linda who invited us.
 The Newport mansions are sort of insane, these astonishing creations were to be used for summerhouses
now most of them are open for tours, it was fun to be inside for an actual event instead.
I think both of us would do it again.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Silver Drops

So many storms blowing through lately, in between the drops we get lovely weather for a day or two, then back to the rain.
It is keeping me out of the garden for the moment which is probably for the best since I have an "event" coming up on Saturday and it will be nice if I'm not all beat up for it.
A friend surprised us with tickets to a formal dinner-auction-dance, at Marble House in Newport! It has a Great Gatsby theme!!
Tonight after a few chores I will be making a couple of adjustments to the dress and trying to spiff up my feet a bit.
I found myself a drop-waist gown covered with beads and sequins, I figured I will never get a chance to play dress up like this again so I went for it.
Hell I'm even spending money on a manicure, that is something I haven't done since my wedding.
With some luck I should be able to get some really fun photos of the whole thing, maybe even one or two of myself that are decent (fingers crossed, I don't often photograph very well).
It is a consuming diversion...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

May Passes

Spring has been flowing past quickly this year, from day to day its hard to realize how much is changing.
I have been wandering back through the photos I've taken of the garden and the transformation is happening before my eyes.  
This little tulip was captured on the first of May, now even the leaves are dead and gone.

Going back through my last posts I discovered that I never shared how the succulent fountain ended up looking, I seem to write posts in my mind that never get put on the blog!
Here it is as of last week.
I really love how it looks... much nicer than the mosquito breeding ground it was before.
 Now that it has settled in I will probably add a few more sprigs from plants growing around the garden. 
This is another photo from the beginning of May, the back border mulched and settled in for a season of recovery. Many of the plants were cut back nearly to the ground to give the roots a chance to regenerate, 
now they are a foot or more tall.
We have had a cool-ish spring this year, it agreed with many of the plants. The crab apples have really started to come into their own in the last couple of years. This year they put on a very pretty show of pink froth in the second week of May. 
Its hard to believe that the month blew by that quickly!