Sunday, June 30, 2013

Garden Mosaic


This weekend, I visited a pretty garden in Chappaqua, New York, called Pocket Park. There were beautiful pink hydrangeas, daisies and more summer blooms! I also found cone flowers in a nearby garden. It was a relaxing and colorful walk. Afterwards, I created a mosaic of all the flowers and I had fun with some painterly photographic effects.


Why don't you sit on this lovely bench and enjoy the view?


I love the combination of yellow daisies and those purple spiky flowers.
Does anyone know what they are called?


Here are the pink hydrangeas.


I like the soft pink hydrangeas, too!


I find it interesting these are called cone flowers as the petals turn downward!


Here I had fun editing the image for an abstract effect.
So what's your favorite flower?
 Hope you find some time this summer to bask in the colors and fragrance of the season!
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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments as always, Vandana :)

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  2. Gorgeous colors and flowers. The hydrangeas are lovely. Beautiful mosaic and photos, Loredana!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen. Isn't a mosaic fun to create? :)

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  3. Pocket Park looks breathtaking. How far is Chappaqua from NYC?

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    1. Thanks, Keith. Chappaqua is about 35 miles from NYC. But it's only 10 minutes away from my hometown of Pleasantville. I'm there often :)

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  4. Magnificent photography of an incredible beautiful place ~ That granite bench photo is so inviting!

    Happy Day to you ~ Thanks for visiting ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. There are a few of those granite benches around the garden--one of my favorite spots to sit and enjoy the flowers :)

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  5. Now that would be a bench to sit
    Taking in that view must be a hit

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    1. Yes, a lovely sight to see
      Bringing much joy and glee :)

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  6. My goodness these are wonderful, Loredana!
    What a great place to be with a camera.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! The garden keeps changing every time I visit, so many different flowers to photograph :)

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  7. What a wonderful garden you've visited. You have absolutely captured it's beauty. I used to live in Mahopac 20 years ago and Chappaqua was not to far away. But I never visited that garden. Thanks for "taking" me there:)

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    1. Oh, wow, it's a small world, I know Mahopac very well, not too far from me. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment! :)

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  8. My favorite is the coneflower, just lovely! I like the name of the garden, too :) Looks like that bench is the perfect place to sit!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. Yes, the cone flower is so unique :)

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  9. Mi piace l'ortensia,senza nulla togliere alle altre fotografìe.Tutte insieme sono un bell'inno all'estate che dopo tante esitazioni si è presentata anche qui!!!
    Sarebbe bello sedersi e chiacchierare insieme...ma in qualche modo passando da qui è come se fosse già accaduto diverse volte,cara Loredana.

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    1. Cara Rita, l'ortensia in rosa e' il mio colore preferito. Vero, ci facciamo molte chiacchierate su panchine virtuali! Un abbraccio :)

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  10. artistically done. i would love to spend some time there. and oh, my mom would definitely love the flowers.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Oman. I find digital photography to be a creative effort :)

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  11. Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Oh my we went to college near Chappaqua (no longer there) ... what you've done with your photos is lovely! Great creative touches!

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    1. Wow, another reader who knows about Chappaqua, how nice! Thanks for your visit and lovely comment :)

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  13. I LOVE the soft pink hydrangeas! Lovely abstract too. I'm a huge fan of flowers and flower photography - they're just so darn photogenic! Happy to have become your latest follower!

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    1. Thank you, Niki. Pink is one of my favorite colors. Welcome to my blog! :)

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  14. What a beautiful resting place that bench must be. I like what you've done with your images!

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  15. Lovely flowers and a beautiful collage.

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  16. Magnifique jardin
    Se reposer sur ce petit banc
    Une invitation à la poésie...
    Amicalement Pascal

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    1. Yes, sitting in a garden can surely inspire poems! Merci, Pascal :)

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  17. The combination of colours make the park so beautiful.

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  18. gorgeous flowers--delightful sight.
    the bench is inviting.:)

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  19. Caspita che giardino! Splendidi fiori,bellissime fotografie,vien voglia di dipingerle:-))
    Ciao,un abbraccio e felice proseguimento di settimana!

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    1. Grazie, Franz! Se vuoi, puoi dipingere le mie foto, basta solo che ci metti il mio copyright, ti do il permesso. Un abbraccio :)

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  20. You've captured so many beautiful pictures! I especially like the editing you did in the last photo!

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  21. great job with the flower photos and the unique filters. i love trying filters out in lightroom and photoshop. nice blog.

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    1. Thanks, Pam. Photo editing is lots of fun :)

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  22. Wonderful spot! Great flowers and I love the pocket park concept.

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  23. Colori fantastici in questo giardino ,un vero regalo per gli occhi ! Le ortensie hanno sempre un posto in alto per me , le adoro !I tuoi scatti sono davvero vibranti ! Abbraccio.

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    1. Cara Jane, i colori dei fiori erano veramente molto vibranti, una gioia da vedere e anche profumati! Un abbraccio :)

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  24. So beautiful, lovely garden. I really enjoyed the pictures and will come back to see more. Loved it.
    Janice

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    1. Thank you, Janice. Glad you enjoyed my post and welcome to my blog :)

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  25. What an amazingly colorful garden!

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  26. I adored the last one with the abstract effect, it would make a great post or note card!! Happy Independence Day weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! I like the way that came out, too! :)

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  27. Cara Loredana,sicuramente il tuo post è collegato all'Indipendence day...vedo l'icona. Ma quando clicco ricompare il post del giardino. Sempre un luogo stupendo anche per il 4 Luglio! Spero in futuro che Blogger mi conceda la lettura del post!Abbracci e buon fine settimana!Rita.

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  28. The flowers are so colorful. Love the collage. My new favorite flower is the cone flower.

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  29. The colors are so bright and beautiful..a perfect view from that bench

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