Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge # 109: UNDER THE SUN

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is UNDER THE SUN.

Read to the very end of the post about the theme. The quote from E. M. Forster.

It is still summer. Can you believe it? Summer came. And stayed the usual length of time, despite pandemic and politics.

At the end of July, self visited Filoli Gardens, in Woodside. It had been decades since she’d last been.


Filoli Gardens, Woodside, July 2020

Here’s another picture of the gardens. Visitors wore masks and maintained social distancing. Lines to get in are long, because soooo many people want to get in, and those in line must stand six feet apart.


In contrast, here’s self’s own garden (sad, dry as the foothills). She took this picture just a few minutes ago:


The Backyard Today

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.




  1. Amy said,

    August 12, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing another series of the Filoli Gardens. Fabulous under the sun. 🙂

    • August 12, 2020 at 9:27 pm

      I love anytime you stop by! Yes, Filoli — what a treasure. I must find more gardens to visit, they are so rejuvenating! I think Gamble Garden in Palo Alto is open.

      • Amy said,

        August 12, 2020 at 9:32 pm

        How wonderful to be close to these beautiful and special gardens. 🙂

      • August 12, 2020 at 9:36 pm

        I AM lucky. I wanted to thank you for the E. M. Forster quote: amazing.

      • Amy said,

        August 12, 2020 at 9:48 pm

        Thank you for reading. It’s one of my favorite quotes, so happy I could share it with you. 🙂

  2. JohnRH said,

    August 13, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Two beautiful gardens. (But that backyard needs work.) 😉 😉

  3. pattimoed said,

    August 14, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Do you have plans for your own garden? I enjoyed the visit to the Filoli.

    • August 14, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you for asking! I do have plans. I’d like to pave over a section with brick. And plant more trees. The neighbor next door is very snoopy and constantly watching me, which is why I want to build arbors/trellises, for privacy.

      • pattimoed said,

        August 14, 2020 at 7:29 pm

        Good idea…privacy–thanks to nature.

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