Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012. Thanks for the memories.

 
This year simply evaporated for me. It seems like yesterday I was taking photos of the first wildflowers blooming in March. Now we are about to usher in 2013.

So I raise a glass to all my gardening friends and share some of my favorite pictures from 2012.


A little red boomer kept us entertained all winter

Wolfe's "Angel" lives nearby
Winter is a perfect for discovering small waterfalls in the woods (no snakes or bears!)




A Barred Owl came to call

Doug Gifford's amazing mountain garden  










Doug has over 300 roses overlooking Whiteside Mountain
An unwelcome visitor on the deck


A naughty gnome gets carried away at Wamboldtopia in Asheville     


My roses were the best ever this year


Dad's trail down to the waterfall became a reality

A white squirrel made an appearance on my birthday


Fall was fabulous









Christmas in New York was a fairytale ending for 2012

17 comments :

Georgianna said...

Wonderful photos, Lynn - I well remember the bear incident, oh my!

Wishing you a most joyful year ahead, filled with roses, of course!

Georgianna

Lynn Hunt said...

Thank you, Georgianna! Wishing you and David all the best for the New Year. Here's hoping our paths will cross in 2013. That would be a special treat for me!

Les said...

The hydrangea photo is still one my favorites of yours, even more than the bear. Happy New Year to you.

Jason said...

I love your owl and mountain stream. Great pictures.

Lynn Hunt said...

Thank you Les. I look forward to more of your beautiful photos in 2013!

Lynn Hunt said...

Jason,
I was lucky to catch that owl. I always have a camera with me and of course when I saw it, the camera was in the house. But he waited!

Wishing you all the best for the New Year. Thanks for your encouraging comments.

Marilyn Kircus said...

Lovely pictures. This is my first visit but I'll be back.

Lynn Hunt said...

Welcome Marilyn! Come back any time. And let me know if there is any particular gardening subject you'd like me to write about.

HolleyGarden said...

Nice pictures! I have never seen a white squirrel! What a surprise! I hope you have a wonderful 2013!

Lynn Hunt said...

Thank you HolleyGarden! The white squirrels are big around here. Apparently a circus truck overturned somewhere nearby in the late 40's and the squirrels escaped into the woods. They are not albinos but an actual species. There is even a huge White Squirrel Festival in the summer. Have a blooming good year!!

Janet QueenofSeaford said...

I appreciate exploring without snakes -- don't have bears close by, and without chiggers and ticks too! I like your dad's trail, wonderful.

Lynn Hunt said...

Janet, you will have to come and see Dad's trail in person. If we are lucky, no bears will accompany us while strolling down to the stream :)

Skeeter said...

Happy New Year! We enjoy this time of year in the woods as we do not have to be on the look out for those sneaky snakes. Although, we are still waiting to see that first bear. LOL. The white squirrel is so cool and to give you a show on your birthday, what a treat! Dads trail looks so inviting and job well done....

Lynn Hunt said...

Thanks so much Skeeter! We're very proud of the trail -- gives me a chance to plant things in the shade which I've never done before. All those astilbes I've admired can now be mine (if the pocketbook can stand it!) And I'll be anxious to see if the wildflowers I planted last spring come back.

Sunil Patel said...

Hi Lynn, I remember reading your posts about the bear and your project for the path down to the waterfall. I can't believe the time has passed so quickly. Some beautiful photos.

Lynn Hunt said...

Sunil, I started this blog in March and I can't believe almost a year has gone by. The good news is the days are getting longer and spring will soon be here. Can't wait to see more photos of your garden!

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