Weekly Photo Challenge–“Depth”

The topic of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Depth. Three photographs of my garden in my files caught my attention in thinking about that topic:

How deeply can you look into the blue of these ‘Georgia Blue’ creeping veronica blossoms in early spring? What do you see? What memories does the blue evoke?


How deep will you go into the woods on such a day? What is out there for you to discover?


How deep do you have to look to see perfection in the Camellia japonica ‘Magnoliaeflora?’



About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
This entry was posted in Gardening, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge–“Depth”

  1. Such a lovely blue.


  2. Gorgeous. I need that Veronica.


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Jason. there are two creeping veronicas I have in the garden. Georgia Blue, really a bit more electric and deeper blue than in the photo, and Waterperry, a light, pale blue. Georgia Blue blooms earlier than Waterperry and spreads more quickly. Both are hardy here in zone 7, although Waterperry needs a bit of cleaning up in the spring. I hope you can find them and they can survive in your zone; they are great ground covers.


  3. pattisj says:

    Nice choices! A beautiful snow scene, and reminders of spring to come.


  4. Cathy says:

    What a beautiful post! Our woods look just like your photo today… snowy with an icy sky. 🙂


  5. Camellia japonica ‘Magnoliaeflora’ is a real charmer.


  6. Leya says:

    Beautiful all of them. That Veronica is gorgeous.


  7. Liz says:

    What lovely pictures! I don’t have those veronicas in my garden but the color reminds me of carpets of bluebells in the spring in England.


  8. I love the snow scene and miss the snow a bit. It is funny you asked how far one would go into the woods. Where I am now, we went deep into a bamboo forest and easily could have gotten lost. Every stalk of bamboo was the same on a two foot wide path.


  9. Love this new post of weekly photographs. These three, and your reflection are lovely.


  10. Cathy says:

    Lovely photos John – and the words too. (We could all happily die in a clump of blue like that couldn’t we?)

    Liked by 1 person

  11. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you, Cathy. I’m just getting into the weekly photo challenge…and it is a challenge. I’m sure there will come a day when I draw a blank.


  12. Pingback: “Depth” Weekly Photo Challenge | The Bohemian Rock Star's "Untitled Project"

Replies welcome...really!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.