Today, my friends, I'm taking you to a whimsical garden in Chappaqua, New York. The name "Chappaqua" literally means the "rustling land," or a place where nothing is heard but the rustling of the wind in the leaves. Isn't it a wonderful description for a town? This enchanting garden is called "Pocket Park," and I thought it would be perfect for the photographic challenge with the theme of "fences" at two lovely sites (http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com/ and http://lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.com/). This garden has many different fences surrounding it and encircling flowers and shrubs. What I like about this garden is that it has some unique features and a soft zen-like ambiance. The first photo is very inviting with a bench where you can sit and admire the flowers or perhaps listen to the birds landing in the little bird house to the left near the fence. Why don't you sit down and stay for a while and I'll show you around the garden.
This is a trellis with pink peonies and climbing pink roses. I love how the soothing green color of the trellis fits within the colors of the garden. Does a trellis count as a fence?
This is a close up shot of the pink roses on the trellis. Notice how I used the "rule of thirds" to divide the photograph into three sections with a focus on the middle blooms.
This is a bird bath in the midst of evergreen shrubs and more climbing plants on another fence. I like how the fence forms a grid with the siding in the background. More soft greens. The birds must love it here! And so do I! Don't you?
Here are some interesting looking flowers. I have no idea what they are, but to me, they look like giant lollipops, maybe blueberry flavor? I'm sure my very informative blogger friend who blogs at Floral Friday Fotos at http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/ will know what they are! Sharing my photo with this lovely site as well.
To the right of the lollipop flowers, there is an interesting blue structure, which fits nicely within the garden. I don't know why but this reminds me of the Eiffel Tower (sort of).
Here is another fence, which I shot from above to get a view of the flowers through it.
Along the same fence, there are more colorful shrubs and gorgeous pink flowers. I just had to show you this whimsical garden light, which looks like a mushroom!
And lastly, this is sort of a gate behind the shrubs. It's next to a mural made of tiles with some adorable images that look like children's drawings. Enjoy the garden tour in beautiful, Chappaqua, New York, and have a wonderful weekend!