This post is part of a Photo Meme. The other day I was asked by fellow garden blogger, and fantastic photographer, Britt Conley from the Photo Garden Bee to partake in a photo meme. Basically the idea is, to pick one photo that I love - it can be of anything - not even garden related but you explain why you love the photo and pick 2 or 3 other photo-garden bloggers you like and ask them to do the same.
I must say that it’s actually a far greater challenge than I anticipated, as to pick your favourite photo is near impossible. Fortunately for me I don’t have a fancy camera, so I don’t have a huge archive of photographs (can only imaging what it must have been like for someone like Britt), which makes it a bit easier, but still no easy task. So eventually I came to a decision.
To help me choose, I decided to ask myself ‘which photo brings back the most memories, and amazes me every time I see it?’ And this picture is the answer to that.
A couple of years ago my wife and I spent a few mounts travelling in Australia. Some of our best time was had, bush walking in the Blue Mountains, just a few hours outside of Sydney. It is such a wonderful area (anyway back to the photo) we were staying in a town called Katoomba, and decided one day to take a more civilised walk, so we went to the nearby Everglades Gardens at Leura, what a lovely place it was too. And it was here that the photo was taken.
What amazes me about this photo is that this garden sculpture was sculpted by none other than mother earth herself. These fantastic rock formations can be found all over these area in a larger scale, but what I loved about this piece is that it looks as if it is sitting on a plinth in an art gallery. These rock formations are formed from Triassic sandstone rich in the iron oxide which coloured it with dark red and purple bands. Sandwiched between the ironstone, much softer layers of sandstone eroded at a faster rate over the millennia, leaving a rock face deeply etched with curving hollows and stripes.So this brings me to the part of the meme where I tell you about some of the garden photographers that I enjoy, and let me tell you there are many fabulous blogs to choose from, you just need to look at my blog role to see that there are allot of very talent bloggers out there. So I decided to choose some blogs I enjoy that don’t get as much exposure as they deserve.
First up (in no particular order) is Michelle’s fantastic blog, ‘Garden Porn’. The title of the blog alone, tickles me every time I see it ‘Garden Porn, Is that a pistil in your calyx or are you just happy to see me?’ This blog is full of all kinds of fantastic things, from delicious gardens to fun and creative garden design and sculpture.
Another blog I love to visit is Birger’s lovely photo blog ‘North of Sweden’ This blog is a photo diary of his snowy garden near Norrlänska, Sweden, as well as gorgeous photos of the local area and wildlife throughout the year. Birger himself is Professional musicians and an avid photographer.
Please click on the link or the photo to be directed to Birger’s blog and see some of his amazing photos and some breathtaking Swedish landscapes.And thanks to the fantastic Google translate tool, you can also read his stories and descriptions (well sort of). Enjoy!http://northofsweden.blogspot.com/