Yes, I have photos of the garden but I don't have any photos of the visitors who came to my garden this week...at least not of them in my garden.
What was I thinking, not to have my camera out and be following them around. Who were they? They were Steve Bender writer, and Ralph Anderson photographer, for Southern Living magazine. They arrived on Monday, previewed the garden for the best time to shoot and came back very early Tuesday morning before sun-up and again in the evening, to film as the light was fading from the garden. I feel so honored that they deemed my garden worthy of a place in their magazine.
I was thinking a little more clearly by evening when we went to dinner at Fonda San Miguel. Here is Ralph, alongside Lucinda Hutson, sampling some of their wonderful appetizers. Lucinda has also been featured in Southern Living. She hosted before dinner at her delightful cottage. You can read all about it on Pam Penick's blog Digging.
And Steve, aka Grumpy Gardener, wearing of all colors burnt orange. How appropriate for a town that bleeds burnt orange!
Then just to make my day an absolutely over the top day I had an email from Horticulture Magazine to say my blog had been chosen as a best blog for 2011. I can now sport the badge in my side bar. The article, written by Jennifer Koester, can be seen here.
Better get out there and tell the garden how much I love it.