Sunday, August 15, 2010

On the Road Again

I never really realized just how many photos of gardens or being in gardens I take when I'm on the road, so to speak.

Sunflowers and with church in background. Straubing, Germany

On our honeymoon, I took photos of gardens in each of the countries we visited (Switzerland, Germany and Austria, albeit the Austria photo is of a hedgehog in the garden bed), and this was before I was a garden blogger or had even thought about starting a garden blog.

Flower garden in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Though to be fair, I only took the picture of the flowers in Lauterbrunnen because it had rained the ENTIRE time we were in Switzerland except for the last day and passing these flowers cheered me immensely. We, of course, had decided to camp the whole time. But it does give us something to talk about every year on our anniversary - the fact that it flooded in the camp ground we stayed at, and because of the flooding no one could get in or out of the town, and then the power went out. And we were in a tiny backpacking tent, with no form of entertainment in the town except for walking from one end of town to the other. Ah, the memories. (sorry for the in-depth honeymoon trip, but our 5-year anniversary is today, so it's the perfect time to wax nostalgic and go through all of our honeymoon and/or wedding photos)

But I digress.

Back in 2008, when Shawn had to go on a recruitment trip for his at-the-time employer to our alma mater, I decided to tag along. There aren't many places prettier than the CU campus in early October (in my opinion, but then, I may be biased). I spent my days hanging out at Varsity Pond taking pictures and counting turtles.

Varsity Pond, University of Colorado at Boulder Campus, Boulder, Colorado.

And just on the other side of this pond, in one of the flower beds, I found this, my entry for the August Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest:


Iris said...

I thoroughly enjoyed these photos and the story about camping on your honeymoon.

Caroline said...

Lovely story, and gorgeous photos. I'm partial to the Swiss flowers. Good luck in the GGW contest, and Happy Anniversary!

healingmagichands said...

We just had our 25th anniversary and spent the day similarly involved in memories! If everything had been so perfect, would the memories be as sharp and sweet?

I grew up in the mountains west of Boulder, and I loved the CU campus, played many recitals there. The teasel is beautiful. Thanks for the memories.

John said...

Nice image! Enjoyed your posting as well.