Category Archives: Gardening

A Photo a Week Challenge: OFF CENTER

A standard recommendation to create interesting photographs is to move the center of attention off center. It’s not just an oxymoron, but good advice. This week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is to share a photo with OFF CENTER as … Continue reading

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An Anniversary: #7

At the end of January 2014, I started A Walk in the Garden. I hoped to share some observations about one of the loves of my life–gardening–and to attract attention to the two books I published over that period. Photography … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Something Pretty

This week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is SOMETHING PRETTY. I had lots of choices among my wife, daughters and granddaughters, but I couldn’t decide on one without hurting feelings of the others. So I looked at sunsets, art … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: October

Another great topic from Nancy Merrill Photography in her weekly photo challenge: OCTOBER. I have felt that October was the best month to recognize transitions…at least in my part of North Carolina. We can have quite warm temperatures followed by … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: ANYTHING

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge topic is “ANYTHING.” That certainly gives plenty of room to consider. As a long time gardener and lover of beautiful flowers, I decided to share a photo of one of my favorites. This is a pink … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

The theme of this week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is LIGHT AND DARK. ‘Clarence’ is one of my favorite bearded iris, and I think it captures this week’s theme dramatically. Why don’t you step over to https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/a-photo-a-week-challenge-light-and-dark/ to … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: A Field of Buttercups

We are staying close to quarters here in our retirement community, but I do try to take a walk around the grounds each day, properly distancing, of course. A little exercise surely helps get through another day of stay-at-home. In … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Just For Fun

This is just for fun. Every garden needs music; this is the Phrog Philharmonia, featuring our singers The Three Kitty Sisters, Lily, Billie, and Millie. Thanks to Nadia Merrill for hosting this meme. Please visit her at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/a-photo-a-week-challenge-just-for-fun/   and see … Continue reading

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

I am delighted to join in the weekly photo challenge guided by Nancy Merrill Photography. This week’s theme is Peaceful Place. I always find peace in natural settings that combine water, stone and lots of greenery. During a garden tour … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: ‘Miz America’ Blooms Again

It’s been a long time since I have been able to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to show a Vase on Monday. My “porch garden” has very little to offer these days, and we have not been able … Continue reading

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