August 21, 2012

Two Quick Years & The Best Photo of Summer


Two quick years ago I wrote my first blog post admitting to you that lurking just wasn't enough anymore.   Two hundred eighty posts later I'm completely humbled and thrilled that you find The Whimsical Gardener a place worthy of your time and energy.  Thank you for allowing me the honor of sharing my small garden adventures and observations with you.

You've made this endeavor one of great joy and I'm sincerely grateful for your continued presence here.  It's my hope that you will always find plentiful inspiration and creativity when visiting and that we will continue to grow together as better gardeners and stewards of our little corners of this vast world.

As it was two years ago at this time, we are on the cusp of another school year.   After scrolling through some summer photos it doesn't escape me that the best shot of summer was captured by my son.  

Taken with his phone, he captured the true essence of summer's freedom and joy.   Look closely...this shot will draw you in.  As is so often the case there is more there than first meets the eye. 


Enjoy...


34 comments:

  1. congratulations on 2 years!

    that really is a fantastic photo. so much to love.

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  2. I thank you for the showing up, the being present, the writing, the looking, the love, the life. You have SO MUCH TO OFFER. Your blog is wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you, friend.

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  3. Congrats to you! Love that shot. Perfect capture of the summer feel.

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  4. I am so busy I just missed my 2 year blogiversary, but congratulations to the both of us. I am so glad we have been on this journey together! I've been staring at that great picture. Love it, but please dont tell me there is a snake in this (I'm sure it's just the reflection of the outstretched arm. It's just my imagination running wild). I just scrolled down and saw your new pic - almost didnt recognize you. Nice glasses! Have a lovely day. I should be back to blogging next week.

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  5. Cat congrats on 2 wonderful years for you and especially for us...it has been a delight...I have my 2 year anniversary in Sept. That photo is delightful...I love the mirror image

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  6. Just like his mother, I think your son has a talent with the camera! Congrats on 2 years...you are such an inspiration!

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  7. Such a great shot - the framing, the combination of action and stillness, the quality of light, and the swans placidly taking it all in. Photos like this one constitute the fulcrum that might finally get me shoved off my resistance to buying a new/better/smarter phone.

    Two years! I hope you continue to enjoy the composing at least half as much as we your readers enjoy the results. Here's to another two!

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  8. Photography runs in the family, I must say. I assumed in something about the style, that *you* took that action scene!

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  9. Happy Blogaversary x 2! And you are right - that photo is amazing! Shot at just the perfect moment.

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  10. Happy Blogaversary! Time does fly by for bloggers.
    It does look like the photography gene runs deep there.

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  11. Love the photo - there's so much energy in it! And happy second blogaversary!

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  12. Not the kind of photo one expects to be taken on a phone - it captures the moment perfectly. Congrats on two years.

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  13. Fun shot! Congratulations, dear Cat! And here's to many more years of quality posts and photos on you lovely blog. I enjoy every visit!

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  14. Congrats on the milestone, Cat !

    What a great photo - immediately reminded me of this song which I think speaks to the photo better than I could.

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  15. Congratulations, you are just 2yrs old and already has big followers, that is because you write well and have beautiful photos. No wonder that son is taking the footstep of the mother, and that shot is a nice evidence. He is at the right time at the right place, which makes award winning shots.

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  16. Beautiful photograph, fine summer view. I am greeting

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  17. Oh-h-h... that IS a great shot. What a wonderful memory of Summer for you Cat. Congrats on two years... looking forward to more.

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  18. Congrats. Lots to look at in the photo. Nice.

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  19. two swans, two boys, for your second Blogaversary. Congratulations!

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  20. He's clearly following in his mother's footsteps! Congrats on two years blogging Cat, look forward to the next two years.

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  21. Wow!! Two years already? Seems like yesterday! Congratulations, sweet friend! And I am not at all surprised that your son took that photo. Not surprised at all.

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  22. Congratulations on two years with this beautiful blog and inspiring thoughts.

    Terrific photo too.

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  23. Like mother like son :-) That IS a beautiful photo. I wonder if the swans to the side got a fright just a second after this photo was taken. I always look forward to your posts and glad to see you're still out there after two years :-)

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  24. Thanks all for the well wishes! Blogging wouldn't be the same without you!

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  25. Congratulations on this milestone Cat! Your son seems to have inherited your eye for a great shot. The composition is interesting and the subject absolutely captures the best of summer in a single image.

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  26. What a fabulous photo! Apparently, awesome photography skills are genetic! So glad you created a blog. Blogging would not be the same without you at all!!!

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  27. Congratulations on two years! You're right, that's a great shot. Beautifully framed and captures a great summer moment.

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  28. What a wonderful shot! Your son has inherited your photography gene and appreciation of whimsy.

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  29. Hey Cat,
    Congrats on year two. You have such a nice garden blog and it's always fun to see what you come up with next. Your photos are always so inspiring. Your son's photo is great btw.

    Here's to a wonderful year 3!
    David/:0)

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  30. Happy blogiversary, Catherine! I'm so glad that you're blogging and brightening my days with your lovely images and gentle words, and that we get to hang out at blogger meet-ups!

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  31. Congratulations! I enjoy your blog very much and am very glad you are here in the garden blogging community. And that photo is absolutely a perfect reflection of all the joy and freedom of summer.

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  32. Just found your blog! SO enjoying it! Looking forward to following your gardening adventures!

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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