Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Favorite Photos....2012 Edition...

I see a lot of my favorite bloggers are reviewing some of their favorite photos from

Les, at A Tidewater Gardener, started this meme last year.

I have to's hard picking favorites.  I took a LOT of photos last year.
A good many didn't get published.  

So...I picked a dozen of my favorite ones that were published.
I liked three of these enough to put them in the new header.

Water over the low water crossing @ Cypress Creek, close to our house.

Wine corks, used as mulch.

The birdbath in the redone Island Bed.

We did some travel this year.  Some I've posted about, some I haven't, yet.
Joshua Tree National Park was one of my favorites.

I have a lot of photos of the ever present deer.  This was one of my favorites.

We have this Axis Deer doe in the neighborhood.
Mr P saw a buck crossing the road once.  But, that was about five miles away.  
They're pretty. But, research tells me they eat EVERYTHING!  Even more than our resident deer.

I picked out a couple favorite Bloomday photos

 Mexican Flame Vine

Hyacinth Bean.

And, birds.


We finally found the right tomatoes.  I was pleased with the good harvests I got....

And, last, but not least...this beautiful sky.
We get some wonderful morning light, around here.

So, there you have a few of my favorites.  Hope you enjoyed the walk down memory land.
Do you have favorites?



  1. So many pretty photos from your garden and travels. The fawn is cute. We can't resist taking their pictures even though we know they will pull all out new plants out to test them in the spring!

    It is fun to go back and review the year in photos.

  2. tomatoes on the window seals takes me back to my childhood - seemed like that was always the case. You have a delightful collection from 2012 and I'm glad you chose to revisit them.

  3. Beautiful pics. I love the one at Cypress Creek. We stayed at a B&B on Cypress Creek in November when we went to visit Lost Maples State Natural Area. I was so impressed with the large cypress trees along the creek. They were just beautiful. You live in a very pretty area of TX.

  4. Jealous, except the hungry deer (and that axis...sheesh). The 1st pic looks even more dramatic with the clouds in the distance and the water, almost like they look when they hit a mountain, causing them to rain more.

  5. Those are some nice photos and the three in the three you chose for the header work well.

  6. Thank you for playing along. I really like the last photo of the sky, I seems different everywhere one goes. Your second photo has made me rethink my attitude towards mulching. In fact, I am going to pull a cork from a bottle of Cabernet right now, what should I do with the wine?

  7. Your wildlife pics are so good, Linda, esp. the cardinal in the sprinkler and the fawn, but I REALLY love the image from Joshua Tree. Great composition.

  8. I'm with Pam, the Joshua Tree pic makes me want to go there - but all your photos are lovely.

  9. All of your shots are beautiful...but the cardinal in the sprinkler grabs my heart. How absolutely wonderful to see such a beauty.


  10. So many great photos! That Mexican flame vine is a real show stopper and that cardinal playing in the sprinkler is adorable.

  11. Beautiful! The deer shots are wonderful but they are so destructive here. I wish they weren't so cute. Love the idea of wine corks as mulch. Might have to give that one a try! :o)


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