Why I Love Light (and a Selfie Suggestion)

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography, Succulents

Garden writer and photographer Bren Haas, when interviewing me about my career and books, asked if I’d had a mentor for my photography or painting. I told her, “Light is a great teacher. I become transfixed when I see sunlight glittering on leaves, shadow patterns, or some lovely translucence. I’m uncomfortable in the presence of ‘wrong’ light—i.e. a windowless[...]

The Truth About Trees

– Posted in: Garden Musings

I have always felt that too few folks take the time to understand the truth about trees. So I was especially delighted when I read and gazed at Saxon’s outstanding photos earlier this week in his post, How to Photograph Trees. I felt as if Saxon’s post was an early birthday gift to me. Yes, today[...]