Spoils from a Chittenden Raid

My good  friend Glenn Levinson came over the other day for something of an impromptu visit with our family (Uncle Glenn!), and I had just come back from a grass, flower, and other types of plants raid at Chittenden Park in Guilford.  Now, I hadn’t seen Glenn in some time, and I was so happy to see him and be able to spend time with him, but precious sunlight was slipping away, and I had all these lovely things from Chittenden that were crying out to be photographed before it was too late. Fortunately, there were other family members on deck to keep the conversation going, and Glenn had to watch while I dragged out a Canon 5D Mark III (a non-descript-but-I-mean-business-sort-of-looking-camera), my very favorite 1.4 50mm lens, and an extension tube for close ups (all of these things given to me by my father). I started shooting, but it just wasn’t cutting it. I dragged out a tripod. Then a table. Then a backdrop. You might as well go all out. Let’s iron the backdrop! Glenn just kept saying, “Wow!” I felt a bit rude, but it had to be done.

Glenn! I’m so sorry if it was rude, and let’s have dinner together soon, but I hope you can enjoy the results.

I found ALL KINDS OF FREAKY THINGS at Chittenden that I had never seen or heard of before!

All this time, I thought I was collecting things against the law, but I read just this moment: “Wild flowers According to Dominic Price of wild plant protection charity Plantlife, “it is not normally an offence to pick the ‘Four Fs’ – fruit, foliage, fungi or flowers – if the plants are growing wild and it is for your personal use and not for sale.” I’m SO HAPPY!

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Here are the goods:

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4 thoughts on “Spoils from a Chittenden Raid”

  1. These are just beautiful! And I’m so glad to hear you weren’t breaking law by taking them…but, just so you know, I would have let you be a fugitive at my house if they were coming for you. I think Glenn was a lucky man to see such art taking place right in front of his own eyes. You had to do it: the light was fading!! And so is the summer! Congratulations. These are wonderful.

    • Hello Maddie! Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement. 🙂 I should tell you that I’ve cut some grass out of your front yard on my way by. LOL! You have a really cool kind growing there called Little Blue Stem. Chris Penry and I are obsessed with it. If you want it back, I’ll go over to Mr. Bauer’s yard in the middle of the night, dig up his, and replenish yours. I just figured I’d rather answer to you than him in the middle of the day. Why you and Mr. Bauer are the chosen ones on the block, I don’t know. HA HA! Seriously, though, you might want to know about it. It looks very nondescript in your yard, but when you cut it, bring it inside, and put it in a vase, it is just lovely. All these fun fluffy things pop out and wave at you. You can see a great picture of it here: http://www.pbase.com/timclyons/image/130305372


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