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 [...]

Citrus Specialties

– Posted in: Garden Photography
grapefruit tasting

I recognize that this post is not really about gardening.  I also realize that you readers who are holed up in cold climates may have no  patience with California garden columns.  Citrus, succulents, daffodils in December, year 'round lettuces.  Well, so be it; this is California winter.  This is what I see. Today I see [...]

Decidedly Not Wild

– Posted in: Garden Photography
vertical greens

For someone who loves flowers as much as I do, going to the California Spring Trials can be a surreal experience.  It is a trip into the high tech world of germplasm, growth hormones, growth inhibitors, and secret breeding techniques for incredible flowers - that are decidedly not wild. One of the reasons I blog [...]