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Thoughts For The New Year

 Did you ever wonder why the word ‘play’ is used to describe practicing an instrument? As a child after coming home from school and finishing my snack, I would tell my mother that I was going to ‘play the piano’. I would then sit down at the piano often practicing scales for a good half hour until I felt that I had given my fingers and brain a good work out before even beginning to play music. So what was it that I was doing all those years and continue to do on my cello today? Working or playing?

4 chimpanzees on arbor-croppedWe tend to think of play as the domain of children and animals. Of course that’s not true!  As I discuss in my book Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through GardeningContinue Reading →

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GGW Picture This Contest News

Good news, Picture This fans: you now have extra time to get ready for our next theme: Macro in a Mason Jar, judged by photographer and fellow blogger David Perry. Instead of running the contest in November, we’re going to hold it in January. So, if you haven’t had time to experiment with the technique yet, you have the next two months to try it out. The technique is perfect for this time of year, because you don’t need perfect weather or lots of fresh flowers or foliage: a single, richly colored fall leaf or one perfect late bloom can work just fine. Seeds, fruits, bits of bark, and other natural materials are also fair game. For more details, check out my experiment post or David’s original posts here and here.

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GGW Picture This Challenge – Macro in a Mason Jar

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If you’re interested in enjoying and learning about great garden photography and you’re not already reading David Perry’s A Photographer’s Garden Blog, you should be. Along with philosophy and garden adventures, all accompanied by stunning images, David frequently addresses out-of-the-ordinary photography topics, such as An Introduction to Shooting for the Cover, Point-and-Shooting Straight into the Sun, and Now for a Little Background. Best of all, you don’t need to have loads of high-tech camera equipment to try out his challenges – just a basic point-and-shoot camera and a willingness to experiment. We’re going to focus on one of David’s creative ideas for an upcoming Picture This contest: Macro in a Mason Jar.

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Picture This Photo Contest Winner for August

The response to August’s Picture This Photo Contest was over the top!  Our judge, David Perry, not only had a huge amount of work to do just looking at each photo but he also had some hard decisions to make.

GGW080309[1].jpg-HCG August 2009 reward-  late summer blooming perennialsThe first prize winner receives a selection of late summer blooming perennials from High Country Gardens.

Now, what everyone has been waiting for: David’s choice of winners and honorable mentions: Continue Reading →

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Reminder for Picture This Photo Contest Deadline

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A reminder to all of you keen photographers that August’s Picture This Photo Contest deadline is this Saturday, August 22nd at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. David Perry, a renowned photographer, is our judge and the subject he has chosen is Down On Your Knees. For more information on what David is looking for in photo entries, click on: August’s Picture This Photo ContestContinue Reading →

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