Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Linky for 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the July Linky for the 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, and
Welcome to the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco's beautiful Golden Gate Park!
When I put item #19 (a public garden) on this year's list, I did it because I wanted to challenge myself to get out and photography this beautiful space.I drive by here everyday on my way to work and park behind it, but I have never before gotten out of the car to photograph it.  There are beautiful beds and a flower clock.
But the star of the show is the conservatory building, built in 1878, which houses rare and endangered plants. You can click on the photos to enlarge them and see them in much richer detail.
 
Even though I got there early, there were already cars and people there. Still, I was happy with the shots I got and happy that I finally wandered around this area.
What about you? What have you found on the scavenger hunt this year? Below, please link directly to a blog post about the scavenger hunt. It can be a new post for this weekend or a link back to one you put up already. Also, feel free to ask any questions. And do try to visit some of the other participants. I'm so happy that so many people are playing along this year.



38 comments:

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Your photos today are stunning, Rinda. And your post answered my question about what you meant by "a public garden." I was thinking more in lines of a community vegetable garden, but I like this take much better...might be easier for me to find. I'm homing in on getting most all of the items for the scavenger hunt, and the ones I have left I know where to find. It's so much fun, and I love seeing everyone's finds!

Eileen T said...

What a wonderful garden and the conservatory building is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us and for all your hard work on organising and commenting on the Scavenger Hunt posts.

Lesley G said...

Glad you got in there for that photography - a beautiful place - it is so true that we never visit our own back gardens!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What lovely gardens - the flowers just draw you in.

Karen said...

This is a beautiful spot! When Sarah lived in California we visited it several times.

Becky said...

Beautiful photos Rinda and I remember it so well from our trip to San Francisco two years ago. Looking forward to visiting the other links this evening to see what everyone else has found so far!

Carola Bartz said...

This is so beautiful, Rinda. I love the flower clock. I haven't been there either - actually, there's still so much to discover in San Francisco for me. I just don't get there very often even though it's only an hour's drive down there.

Sian said...

What a beautiful place that is..it's quite similar to the one we have here, or at least in my head it looks similar. I need to go and get a photo now so we can compare!

Rhodesia said...

These gardens are stunning, well worth a trip and some great photos. I have my first four photos up today. Diane

Kerry said...

Beautiful gardens. Sometimes we need to take the time to take a closer look at the things we see everyday.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful garden photographs! I am in a small town, so I am thinking to use the community garden for my public garden, I hope that will count. I am enjoying this project!

~*~Patty S said...

Your photos are really splendid.
On one of our trips to SF we finally got to visit and enjoy a butterfly show they had going on inside the conservatory which was extra magical and fun.
Aren't you lucky to be around that area on a regular basis too!
Off to check out the links...thank you again Rinda for this summertime fun...
oxo

Linda said...

Lovely to see pictures of your 'local' park! The conservatory is beautiful:)

Karen said...

Lovely photos and beautiful buildings.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Wow! What an amazing building to have on your door step. It seems quite English to me. I know I have seen something similar at a National Trust property we have visited. Thanks for hosting the Hunt again this year. It's so much fun to take part in.

Melissa said...

Wow - what a beautiful garden!

Lady Ella said...

Wonderful planting and you can never go wrong with a flower clock! Love the glasshouse too - reminds me of Kew (but looks a bit nicer!)

Jimjams said...

What an amazing glasshouse - it reminds me of Kew Gardens!

Amy said...

These are excellent shots Rinda- it is often quite difficult to get good outdoor garden shots as skies can be over exposed when we focus on plants and flowers etc.
I was in a similar garden this week but was on a school excursion and it was NOT the time to be wandering off doing my own photography thing when helping to surpervise 90 10 yr olds!

Carmen said...

That conservatory is gorgeous! I love your colorful pictures, too.

scrappyjacky said...

Hoping to visit this in April!!

Jane said...

beautiful shots.

Miriam said...

What a beautiful place Rinda and your photos are just gorgeous

Beverly said...

Beautiful photos and I love that you put the item on the list to challenge yourself. It looks like it was definitely worth a stop and exploring :)

Jo Murray said...

That's a wonderful garden Rinda. Your collection so far has been stunning. I have the lot, but some might change if I come across a better photo opportunity. It's great fun....thanks.

BJ said...

I really need to get out there this year and get some more done! BJ

Flora said...

That is one beautiful garden and so is the conservatory building.

marshaleith said...

what a gorgeous building! It looks very English!

Jane said...

Stunning gardens and a beautiful building!

helena said...

an amazing conservatory and I bet it is exotic inside with tropical plants and that moist growing smell

Amanda Jane said...

Beautiful gardens and that conservatory is simply stunning.

MiniOwner said...

Such lovely colourful photos, Rinda.
Sue x

Wrightboysmum said...

What a fabulous display. I know what you mean about passing something every day but not actually taking a good look at it. I love to see the variety of photos in the hunt that everyone submits. Thank You.

Cheri said...

I may have been there - it would have been 20+ years ago, maybe even closer to 30. At least I was at some garden in Golden Gate Bridge Park ... but oriental themed. Your photos are fantastic!

Nathalie said...

Oh, I love that building! I can't believe they let cars parked right in front of it though. I just returned from vacation and am planning a couple of new posts for the hunt ;)

Gail said...

It's beautiful and so great that the conservatory building wasn't damaged during the earthquake. We've driven by that park and a short drive through it (scenic drive tour) but didn't stop to enjoy it. Something for the next time.

Jennie Hart said...

Thanks for sharing with us the reasons behind your choices for the prompts.

Your photos are fantastic, well done!

Jennifer Grace said...

That conservatory building is amazing! x