Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I’m so yesterday…

All the cool kids have had iPhones for ages and were into Hipstamatic a couple of years ago. Now it’s Instagram, Camera Awesome, and things I've yet to hear about. What can I say; I’m hardly an early adopter. However since we finally took the plunge the first thing I did was pony-up for the Hipstamatic app and take a walk around my garden. I love the faded yet rich photos with their blurry focus. Hope you enjoy a tour via film from 1969…


































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  1. Looks great! I especially like the longer shots, so we can see more of your yard - really nice!! Thanks...

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    1. Thank you Deb...I need to take more of those, I've been so busy on projects that I haven't really stepped back to enjoy a longer shot myself!

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  2. Oh my gosh, that one of Lila giving you the stink eye is amazing!

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    1. I think I had just torn her away from a choice 'kitty treat' and she had not yet forgiven me...

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  3. love the hipsta! Your circle pot looks really incredible like that too! It can become addicting! When I got my fancy phone I went hipsta crazy!

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    1. I need to plant a few more things in the circle pot, its just hanging there with the one Sedum. Good to know I'm not the only hipsta addict. I actually pulled my phone out at a restaurant the other night to take a picture of my husband...so lame!

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    2. I feel like I should add... Keep rockin' the palmy hipsta photos!!! And don't worry, when I got the app I took pictures of the finger sandwiches during high tea at one of the local teahouses.

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  4. Cool effects. Beautiful garden. Adorable puppy dog:)

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    1. Yes she is...most of the time.

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  5. Your garden has looked the same for 40 years? Shame on you -- change something! ;-)

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    1. Let's see that would have meant I starting gardening when I was...oh gosh, never mind.

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  6. Oh, I envy you on the fancy phone! Enjoy your new app! Cheers, Jenni

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    1. It's so funny to think I have one now, and actually am enjoying it. May there be one in you future too.

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  7. It is funny that we spend so much time trying to take the perfect photos, then use apps to take us back tot he good old days. Great photos though.

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    1. But the retro version of the good old days is so much easier! Remember having to develop film? No thanks.

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  8. Fun photos, and nice to spot the Schefflera too :)

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    1. Hey new avatar! And of course I clicked on it and saw that you're starting a Schefflera blog. I'm going to be so envious of all that you show...

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  9. It makes your garden look like some exotic island destination from some long ago vacation. Photoshop has a setting that lets you turn any shot into an oversaturated color slide from the middle of the last century.

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    1. Yes! That's exactly the feeling I got to, like I'd stumbled on a stack of old postcards.

      Photoshop scares me, it's a big black hole.

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  10. I've never seen one of these photo apps used to take garden pictures before and I must say, the results are way better than the pictures I usually see from the apps!

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    1. Thanks Tom! I think I first saw hipsa garden photos on Matti & Megan's blog Far Out Flora (http://www.faroutflora.com/)

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  11. Welcome to my sophomore year of high school! I adore that app and had to have it as soon as I got my 'toy' phone, but I never thought of using the photos on my blog. As usual, you have opened my eyes ... and not just to plants!

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  12. Woa! Those are really far out pictures! I wouldn't expect anything less from such a groovy chick! Now all we need is a few black light posters and a sitar player. Where did I put my love beads and fringed vest?

    Love the pictures.

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    1. I bet you rocked that vest (and the beads).

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  13. The one of the corner of the house is just right, the photo style fits the home's era nicely. But of course the one of Lila your dear puppy is the best. :)

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  14. Thanks so much for posting some great pics of how your garden combos are set up! Loved the Instagram treatment of the pics but really really love to see peoples gardens not just a few closeups of plants!
    Loved the bananas and the agaves and the gravel beds.

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  15. I am addicted to all of the iPhone camera apps. I downloaded 10 of them over the past few weeks. Great way to pass the time...

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  16. nicole hMay 24, 2012

    Beautiful! I am very impressed with how healthy your hakone plants are! I've only tried to grow them underneath my chestnut tree (utter failure) but now I'm inspired to try them in the back yard...

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