The internet has made it possible to access the web sites of internationally acclaimed and talented professionals who are garden designers, writers, or photographers. Visitors to these sites are rarely disappointed; most come away bowled over by the talent and creativity that they encounter there.
Another online source of information and pleasure, delivered in words or pictures, or both, may be found in the garden blogs of more than 4,000 hobbyists and amateurs who communicate from all corners of the globe. On rare occasions, a posting from one of these sources will stand out and merit special attention and accolade.
This past week, on August 1, 2011, to be exact, one such garden blogger has taken his site from respected hobbyist to world class professional, when he posted some camera shots he took of the Bellevue Botanical Gardens, in Seattle, Washington. Known to his readers as scottweberpdx, and blogging at Rhone Street Gardens, this garden blogger has created a collection of sublime plant images that are world class. From the point of view of pictorial composition, texture, perspective, and color, they are all works of art that I would be eager to hang on my walls.
The protocol of garden blogging does not permit me to reproduce any of these spectacular images on my site. Therefore, I urge readers to click onto the blog logo above to experience firsthand what I can only write about.