29 May 2009

the gardens of an over-achiever...


I have a girlfriend.  Okay, I have a few girlfriends - I am lucky that way.  However I have this certain girlfriend.  She is one of those gals that after you visit her, you leave completely utterly inspired.  Well, sometimes you leave feeling like somehow you have been laying down on the job, but most visits, inspiration all the way.  That certainly was the case this week when I visited her incredible property.  Her gardens were, as per usual, incredible.  She has a huge, gated garden area (gated to keep the critters out as they live on 50 acres outside of Seattle in the woods) and every year they redesign how they will plant their vegetables.  This year, as in years past, it was gorgeous.  Had it not been quite so sunny out (did I seriously just say it was too sunny in Seattle???) I could have gotten some fabulous, not completely washed out shots. Clearly I still have a lot to learn about photography... 




~why yes, she does have a sink with running water in her garden...









And seriously - I could live in her chicken coop.  Seriously...











Nadja has a blog with even more inspiration, if you are the over-achiever type that is...
xo

12 comments:

Simone said...

Oh.my.goodness. Now, THAT is a garden....wow!! Absolutely amazing - and yes, I would quite happily live in that chicken house too....wow wow wow!
Simone :)

Lissa said...

holy cow! this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! I'm feeling like quite the under achiever! I am on my way to her blog now... oh, and can you believe this weather?!?!?!

Leen said...

What an amazing garden! I would love that chicken coop as a studio!!

Debra said...

A lovely garden spot- very natural, just what I love. And the chicken house- I would love it for a studio. I think the photos are terrific by the way!

blondiensc said...

I feel like such an under acheiver, wow...she is amazing.I love the sink in her yard and the chicken coup, amazing!! thank you for sharing!! Have a wonderul sunny weekend!

FrenchBlue said...

I love this garden. Love those little paper birds too! Have a good week-end with the family~
xox's

Here Forward said...

Beautiful! I posted pics of my garden challenges this week and after viewing that I see I have a long way to go! Very inspiring as I don't have an eye for something until I actually see it. (I always buy whats on the mannequin too!)

Sharla said...

wow what a beautiful garden! and that sink is soo cool:) your photos were great:)

Chrissy said...

So glad I found your lovely blog, and as far as this post goes, well I would be willing to live in the chicken coop and use the sink as a shower!!! So pretty,nice to a friend that inspires you!! All the best,Chrissy

Alicia said...

Please let Nadja know Im moving in for the summer. I won't mind the chickens & they'll love me.
I can't imagine she'll miss me.though..just follow all the loud ooohs, ahhs & oh mys!!!
Thanks for joining my journey & have a great weekend.

DANIELLE said...

MY SON WOULD GO NUTS IN THAT CHICKEN COOP!

littlebyrd said...

Oh wow! beautiful!! I love the chicken coop too ;)