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August 15, 2016

Poking Around Pickity

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I’ve mentioned many times the favorite luncheon spot for Jennifer, Renae and me, Pickity Place in Mason, NH. After going so many times, I stopped taking regular photos of our visits, with the exception sometimes of the oh-so-beautifully-presented food. However, Renae brought to my attention that Pickity was having a photo contest this year to win gift certificates! “Capture the magic of Pickity” is the theme of the contest. During our last visit, I brought my Canon and set out to find the magic. It isn’t difficult to do at this place, but I was also hoping to find a few shots that other folks might pass by. I’ve collected my favorites here. Some are just because I really like them, a couple I am considering submitting. I won’t tell you the ones that struck me as possibly contest worthy just yet. Tell me your thoughts in the comments and we will see if we are thinking along the same lines….

baaaaa
Baaa, baaa … well you know!

glow
Foxglove-a-glow

bird
Set me free…

can
A gardener’s work is never done

mobile
Dragonfly in Copper

grow
Grow dammit!

dessert
How sweet it is

I have until Labor Day to make my submission. I may not be limited to one selection. I’ve inquired at the FB page for the contest. Which ones do you think might have a little magic touch?

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9 Comments »

  1. Oh gosh, any and all of them. Not knowing the place, it’s hard to know what might be representative, but I’d choose either the watering can or the grow, with the last one of the dessert. But I do love the baa baa black sheep!

    Comment by Carol — August 15, 2016 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  2. Like Carol, my first thought was “all of them!” Beautiful collection of images. My favorites are the foxglove and the watering can, but any of them would be good submissions, in my opinion. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — August 15, 2016 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  3. Pickity is such a beautiful place to go. That makes for a really hard choice.
    All of them are so pretty.

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — August 15, 2016 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  4. Love all the pics! Looks like a place to enjoy an afternoon. Plus there is food!

    My guess is Pickity Place is about getting back to nature. I would think images that reflect that would do well in the contest. My favorite is ‘A gardener’s work is never done’. If I may make one suggestion, and it is only a suggestion, I would crop out the whiter flowers on the left. I think a 4×5 crop would do it and the focus would then be totally on the watering can.

    The other image I think would do well is the ticket booth with the ‘#GROW’ hashtag on the front. It would depend on who the judges are… visitors or people from Pickity Place. The reason being is the #GROW is on their own website. 😉

    And whatever is in the ‘How sweet it is’ pic, I would love to have for dessert right now! 🙂

    Comment by Mike — August 15, 2016 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

    • Desserts at Pickity Place are always off the hook (as well as all the other food) – and since they are part of the prix fix 5 course luncheon (outstanding value at $21,95 if you ask me!) you always have dessert! According to Pickity Place that dessert was “Triple berry ricotta cake with raspberry lemonade drizzle”.

      Interesting you say that about the crop on the watering can one. I played with that crop for a long time trying to have the can be more at a “rule of thirds” focus, but I wasn’t sure about taking out too much of the flowers (I have already cropped some of them out) as I was afraid to lose too much of them – the gardens as you may guess are big part of Pickity Place. I will take a look at your suggestion and see how it looks!

      Not that it matters, but #Grow is actually on the entrance to their greenhouse gift shop. It does kind of look like a ticket booth with how I cropped it.

      Thanks for your thoughts Mike!

      Comment by Karma — August 16, 2016 @ 7:58 am | Reply

  5. Difficile à choisir ! J’aime toutes les photos mais la plus “magique” est peut-être le “mobile”. J’adore les moutons (baaa). Comment s’appellent les petites fleurs rouges dans le “can”. Un très bel endroit, Karen, merci et bonne chance 😉

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — October 3, 2016 @ 3:38 pm | Reply


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