wildflowers

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 [...]

California Poppies in my Garden

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

I love the way California poppies undress before they debut, their satiny orange petals held in place by cone-shaped, diaphanous robes. Or maybe those are hats? In spring, poppies sashay in drifts through my Southern CA garden, wearing tea-length, glossy satin gowns. Poppies reseed on their own, so I never know exactly where they'll appear. [...]

Wildflowers and Sculptures In Bloom

– Posted in: Garden Plants

I became aware of the allure of wildflowers several years ago when driving at 65 m.p.h. on the expressway in Philadelphia and suddenly seeing a grove of red poppies in the median strips. I quickly pulled the car over to the side of the road where I gazed at them in disbelief, longing to bring some [...]