Saxon Holt

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 [...]

I Have Faith

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

To be a gardener, you must have faith.  You must believe you can coax life to bend to your will.  You are a god. This is a spiritual time of year, and a time to renew faith in God.  Whether a personal god, the pagan gods, or a god of doctrine and formal beliefs, true [...]

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

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 [...]