Probing Beauty

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography
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Garden photographers look to capture beauty with a camera.  Poets use words. My friend, the poet and occasional garden writer, Hazel White recently led a hike as part of her artist in residence program at the Headlands Center for the Arts where she seeks to “create a series of site-responsive sonnets, each of which is 14[...]

Why You Garden

– Posted in: Garden Musings
Why You Garden

“Sometimes we need others to remind us that much of what we desire is, in fact, possible; all we need to do is dig down into our courage, embrace the unknown, and invite our creative minds out to play. It is then that we can access our infinite possibility and grow into the fullest expression[...]

25 Top Holiday Nature Gifts For Kids

– Posted in: Garden Musings
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With each new piece of research that documents how our childrens’ wellness – physical, emotional, and spiritual, is in sharp decline,  you – as a parent – experience a pang of fear.  Our kids’ addiction to technology and lack of connection to nature is the major cause of why we have such a preponderance of[...]

Frosted Camellias

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography
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Even in California, frost causes problems.  And when it comes in early December it causes big problems. Almost every gardener I know here in the Northern part of the state pushes the limits of their garden.  It’s California ! – it is our birthright to grow tropicals and tender succulents, plants that are barely hardy[...]

Rake at Rest

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography
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What is work in the garden ?  For a garden photographer in his own garden, work shifts as the garden speaks. There are times when the garden cries out for care, and the work is sweaty, grimy, intensely physical.  Then there are times when the garden sings and the work is quiet, aesthetically sensual, even[...]