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It Rained !

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Photography
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While most of the country has been suffering under a brutally cold winter, we in California have been waiting for winter rains.  It has been brutally dry.  We have not had a soaking rain for 13 months. So you gardeners can imagine the joy  of our recent rains.  I spent each day this past weekend [...]

A Wild Vacation

– Posted in: Garden Adventures, Garden Photography

I have been on vacation.  No gardens.  No professional camera.  It was wild - which is where I learn the best lessons for gardening. If you have never been to Yellowstone National Park, put it on your bucket list.  Sure there are lots of people there during the summer season, but there are grizzly bears [...]

Spring unfolding – Focus Point

– Posted in: Garden Photography

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 [...]

Wild Garden Photos

– Posted in: Garden Photography

Last month, while our Gardening Gone Wild readers were out shooting for the Fill the Frame theme in our Picture This photo contest, I was on vacation in New England - I was filling my camera frame with fall color in Vermont and the landscapes of poet Mary Oliver in Cape Cod, such as Blackwater [...]