Tuesday, August 4, 2009

urban gardener

Bill has taken a tiny patch of dirt abutting the co-op parking lot

and transformed it into an exotic oasis.

24 comments:

Jacob said...

Zounds! Gorgeous. Kudos to Bill.

And re: your comment on Cedar Key - "Cute!"

Tanya said...

Beautiful and I love the portrait of Bill!

Sharon Creech said...

Love the juxtaposition of the two photographs: bearded man and bearded flower!

Babooshka said...

He's done a terrific job as have you with his portrait. You really do people perfectly.

Birdman said...

Well Kitty-
Yes, you might have either stumbled upon the 'urban gardiner' or the great grandson of the infamous Wild Bill Hickok! Great look.

ClimbinTrees said...

That is an awesome flower! What kind is it?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Yes, I knew there were two wasps. I walked all around trying to get a shot of both of them that showed them both but it never worked out so I used this one and let people guess.

I enjoyed my visit to your blog today. I like the subjects you choose.

Thanks for helping me to make history.
Pick a Peck of Pixels

Malyss said...

Or :"How a simple man can do marvelous things"...There is a wizard inside of each of us.

Karen said...

Ahh.. I haven't visited here for awhile and missed so much. Great photos and text. He looks to be an interesting man and one who gardens... I think I'm in love.

tapirgal said...

You're getting brave with the people photos. I might be encouraged! Very nice, and beautiful flower. I like how Bill looks - very individualistic.

Rob said...

Bill looks like Davey Crokett's younger brother. Good job, nice portrait, nice flowers!

Fio said...

Bill, I need you! :-D

Julie said...

Lovely shot of this chap, BC. Is that a cataract I see in his right eye? He is a true child of the 60s: with the diamond stud to prove that he does not totally live in the past. You know what is refreshing: that a charming beard/moustache combination like that is not stained with the foul tabac!

Is that a passion flower of some variety? I first saw one that complex in the Languedoc and was totally won over by their amazing complexity.

brattcat said...

Julie, after reading your comment I checked the other photo I took of Bill two nights ago, and his right eye shows the same cloudiness you see in evidence in this photo here. I would not have noticed it if you hadn't pointed it out. And yes, that is a passion flower. You are astoundingly observant and knowledgeable and I feel so honored to have you and other CDPB photographers take such careful notice of my very amateur work. As for your comment yesterday...it would be bliss to gather a group of you in a real physical setting and share an afternoon in conversation.

Vogon Poet said...

Great man, vintage look. He could find new horizons here and a lot of work to be done...

Saretta said...

Nice to meet Bill...and that flower is gorgeous!

Cezar and Léia said...

He looks to be so kind and easy going person! He has a great talent!
Beutiful post dear Brattcat!
Léia

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice portrait of Bill and that flower is gorgeous. Very well done photos.

Elenka said...

I sense another human interest story in Bill !

B SQUARED said...

He is to be congratulated. Wish there were more like him.

Steffe said...

Bill did a good job there.

laughingwolf said...

ab fab! :)

slim said...

This is a great combo of images here and the comments and observations from your followers add so much to the post . . . this really illustrates the "community" spirit of CDP.

Photo-a-Day said...

Bill - What a Champion!