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Dry Summer

– Posted in: Garden Photography
dry summer woodland california

We expect summers to be dry here in California.  It's a summer-dry or Mediterranean climate of wet winters and rainless summers.  Gardeners learn to adapt and use plants that are native to summer-dry climates. But this year is particularly hard on gardeners because it is particularly dry .  We have not had rainy winters recently, [...]

Connecting With Nature

– Posted in: Garden Musings
2013-10-04-Carmel-Pacific-Ocean-re-sized-600x480 - with quote

Connecting with nature is something that most gardeners do naturally - at least while working in our gardens. But how many of us take the time - on a daily basis- to have an interlude with nature in the world outside of our backyards? I know that I can be as guilty as the next [...]

Spring unfolding – Focus Point

– Posted in: Garden Photography
Poplars and dogwood

It's wildflower season !  Grab you camera (and tripod), some sturdy shoes, sunblock , a bottle of water, and go study what is unfolding in nature.  The miracles become all the more fantastic by examining the wonder in the details. A macro lens is essential for studying nature close up.  It will allow close focusing [...]