Monday, June 30, 2014

Tryon Palace and Gardens

Since Wednesday is the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, I decided to post something light and fun today.

Recently, Sherry Ellis of Gone Gardening posted about Tryon Palace and Gardens in New Bern. I’ve been there several times, both with family and our local photo club, and taken A LOT of photos. It’s a beautiful place and I’d like to share some images:







This image is one of the stock images for sale at my Spunk On A Stick site. (And thanks to everyone who checked out my new site last week. Transferring my domain name this week and then everything will be set!)

Inspired by any images lately?

31 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Love the water pictures, especially! Maybe because today is going to be such a hot one? :)

Mason Canyon said...

All the photos are beautiful, but I'm like Elizabeth and the water shots capture my attention first. I think it's because capturing the water, you make time stand still for that instant.

Jo said...

Lots of lovely pix as usual Diane. We went to Tryon once. Did you know the governor's wife was related to Matt (she was a Wake) and their family crest is on display on a wall, can't remember exactly where it was. We were with a cousin of Matt's and it caused great excitement to see the crest.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Really nice photos, especially the water ones.

Jemi Fraser said...

Gorgeous!!! You have a wonderful eye for beauty!

Southpaw said...

Beautiful shots. I really love the water photos.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Gorgeous photos! Well done and congrats on the stock biz!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It is beautiful and your pictures are lovely.

cleemckenzie said...

There's something about catching water in motion that is always exciting. That last image was particularly beautiful.

Mark Means said...

You have a good eye...maybe two... :)

Great pictures!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Elizabeth, and it started off so nice and cool, too.

Mason, I have an obsession with water shots. Maybe that's why.

Jo, what a claim to fame!

Lee, it's one of my favorites.

Gossip_Grl said...

The pics are absolutely beautiful!

~Sia McKye~ said...

I like seeing what interests your creative spirit when you take pictures Diane. I've been remiss with picture taking and the funny thing is I love it. Just haven't had the oomph to get out there and take them. Used to do lots of walks and find all sorts of interesting things to photo. I've taken more pictures of coffee cups than about anything, lol!

I do love the last picture in your series here. I recently saw a gorgeous picture of sunset across a ripple of sand. The colors were rich and loved the mix of silhouettes and shadow. Made you stop and savor it.

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Your photos are lovely. I especially like the tulip closeup. Thank you for commenting on my blog about my website in progress. It made me realize I had forgotten to include photography as one of my tabs!

Mary Montague Sikes

shelly said...

Lovely pictures.

Diane Carlisle said...

Water photos are my favorite!

Thanks for sharing these. They are beautiful.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Images inspire me every day. Often they are even the inspiration for new books and short stories. Have a lovely week.

Karen Walker said...

ooooh. Just lovely, Diane.

J E Oneil said...

How pretty! I wish I could visit :)

Robin said...

Really like. Interesting how water pics evoke so many different emotions.

Lynda R Young said...

Wow, your photos are wonderful. I especially love the water pictures.

Medeia Sharif said...

Such lovely photos. I'm always interested in seeing the flora of other states, since we don't have many of those flowers in Florida.

Gina Stoneheart said...

Wow, Diane... your photography is exquisite. I checked out your website and I am blown away. The color, detail and sharpness... very impressive!

Ella said...

Gorgeous pics! The last one is my favorite-you are so talented! :D

Carol Kilgore said...

I love all these photos! Thanks for sharing them here.

Tammy Theriault said...

oh my girl! did you take those photos?? quite the photographer!

Karen Lange said...

Lovely photos! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

The flowers look so delicate. Beautiful.

klahanie said...

Hi Diane,

And doth the gentle ambience of your photos flows from the screen and are etched into my mind. Thank you.

I get inspired by the images of nature, sometime in places you don't expect. A flower of hope amongst a rubble of a run down area.

Gary

Rhonda Albom said...

Lovely photos, My favorites are the shallow depth of field.

DMS said...

Love these pictures! So beautiful! My favorite is the last one. :) Thanks for sharing!
~Jess