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Vicki Hertzberg's Snapshots

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  1. Get your picture taken here!

    Snapshot Title: Get your picture taken here!
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: Dog Day @ Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    I know it is difficult to see, but you can stick your head in the cutout in the board and get your picture taken with Ferrous (not shown) and the gorgeous Fefe, the official mascots of the Pigs.



  2. Balloon tricks

    Snapshot Title: Balloon tricks
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: Dog Day @ Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    I love these!



  3. The Bacon Strip

    Snapshot Title: The Bacon Strip
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: Dog Day @ Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    The seatsing directly beneath the Martin guitar and to either side is known as the Bacon Strip.



  4. Jester

    Snapshot Title: Jester
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: Dog Day @ Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    The Jester was here!



  5. A whole lot of sniffing going on

    Snapshot Title: A whole lot of sniffing going on
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: Dog Day @ Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    What is it about dogs and sniffing?



  6. Ground Crew in Action

    Snapshot Title: Ground Crew in Action
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: Dog Day @ Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    Getting the mound ready to play ball!



  7. ghosts of junior hockey

    Snapshot Title: ghosts of junior hockey
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: Dog Day @ Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    It was also hockey day, and hockey team members in attendance were being led onto the field for pre-game recognition.



  8. nearbynature boxwood

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature boxwood
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    We had some shrubs growing here that were supposed to be dwarf laurels, but there appeared to be nothing dwarf about them. So we planted boxwood here this spring, which should provide a nice foundatio...



  9. nearbynature bradford pear replacement

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature bradford pear replacement
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    These neighbors had a big ole Bradford pear tree growing here. Unfortunately it split badly, not once, but twice, so they ended up taking it out. I'm afraid that this is another Bradford pear. I hope ...



  10. nearbynature shrub

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature shrub
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is a fast-growing landscape shrub, and I can't think of its name right now. It is planted on the other side of my neighbor's yard, to screen their other neighbor's yard from view.



  11. nearbynature pine tree

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature pine tree
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    I'm not sure of variety



  12. nearbynature oak tree

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature oak tree
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is a red oak tree that is planted on the other side of the driveway (not shown). It provides really heavy shade.



  13. nearbynature grass

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature grass
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    Bermuda grass + all manners of non-grass green vegetation.



  14. nearbynature heuchera

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature heuchera
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    There are two varieties of heuchera ("Coral Bells") in this snapshot, and a third is planeted in front of them, out of view.



  15. nearbynature spirea

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature spirea
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    Another variety



  16. nearbynature spirea

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature spirea
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    Spirea japonica, var "Fire Light".



  17. nearbynature hosta

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature hosta
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    A low-growing variety



  18. nearbynature hosta

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature hosta
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    Another cultivar



  19. nearbynature fern

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature fern
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    Sorry, don't know anything more



  20. nearbynature impatiens

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature impatiens
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    A little color with some annuals.



  21. nearbynature Virginia sweetspire

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature Virginia sweetspire
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    The correct name is itea virginica. It has a really pretty look in the spring when it bloom.



  22. nearbynature hydrangea

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature hydrangea
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    There are 3 different cultivars of the "mophead" type of hydrangea in this snapshot. Peak bloom is now past.



  23. nearbynature hosta

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature hosta
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is the "Sunshine and Shadows" variety



  24. nearbynature hydrangea

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature hydrangea
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is a hydrangea which should have what is called a "lace cap" flower.



  25. nearbynature hosta

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature hosta
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is the Francis Williams variety.



  26. nearbynature crape myrtle

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature crape myrtle
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This particular variety doesn't grow up all tall and leggy. It will bloom a dark pink in a month or so, although everything seems to be blooming a bit earlier than usual this season.



  27. nearbynature loropetalum

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature loropetalum
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This adds some visual interest to the landscape, due to its color, but for some reason I don't particularly care for this plant. I guess it is good this is not in my yard, then.



  28. nearbynature nandina

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature nandina
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    Dwarf nandina



  29. nearbynature juniper

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature juniper
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    Creeping juniper



  30. nearbynature river birch

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature river birch
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is so tall now, but it was not much taller than me (5'1") when we moved here in 1995.



  31. nearbynature crape myrtle

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature crape myrtle
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    I love the way these crape myrtles dress up this otherwise rather drab retaining wall.



  32. nearbynature liriope

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature liriope
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    They say in the South, that if you can't get a friend to give you some liriope for free, you need a wider circle of friends.



  33. nearbynature maple tree

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature maple tree
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is a silver maple, and it has really taken off here. Again, the leaves are not particularly pretty in fall, but this is a good shade tree.



  34. nearbynature ash tree

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature ash tree
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is a green ash tree, specifically. It is growing up to give us good shade. However, the leaves in the fall are not particularly pretty.



  35. nearbynature japanese magnolia

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature japanese magnolia
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is an overgrown Japanese magnolia. Note that it has blooms appearing - this has been a very odd year.



  36. nearbynature dogwood

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature dogwood
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    There is nothing more beautiful than springtime in the South, and dogwoods are so picturesque at that time of year. This is a pink blooming variety. I think this tree has a disease, and we may have to...



  37. nearbynature camellia

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature camellia
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is a sasanqua camellia. Its white flowers will appear early.



  38. nearbynature azalea

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature azalea
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is the wakaebisu variety. I has a salmon-shrimp colored flower, which is pretty enough in small doses. Some deadheading is probably overdue here. It should bloom again in the fall, as this is one...



  39. nearbynature violets

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature violets
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    These grow freely, even in the lawn. A weed, but they are green from the street, so we let them be, except to mow them. Walter Reeves, the Atlanta gardening guru, gives that advice, and it is good.



  40. nearbynature holly

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature holly
    Taken by: Vicki Hertzberg

    Image: My front yard, Atlanta, 20120618
    Image Owner: Vicki Hertzberg



    Description:

    This is the helleri variety, that should be fairly low growing, but we have not been holding onto our end of the pruning bargain.



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