It was the summer solstice a couple of days ago. On that longest day of the year, I thought it might be interesting to take photographs in our garden, just as the day drew to a close. I was especially interested in capturing the evening primroses, because we have so many of them this year, … Continue reading On the evening of the summer solstice
When I published my original post about our visit to these wonderful gardens in Delray Beach which are dedicated to the hard work of the Japanese farmers in the area, I only included 16 photographs and 1 video clip. I'm not sure why -- perhaps because I focused on editing the clip and thought 16 … Continue reading More photos from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
I was going through old(er) photos of mine taken in 2009, and I put together a lovely collection of summertime photos from our garden (even if I do say so myself). Look, I know it's not summer now. It's winter (sort of). Each season has its purpose and is beautiful in its own way. Should … Continue reading Summertime in our garden
Hoar frost is a strange term, isn't it? It comes from Middle English, circa 1300, is actually spelled "hoarfrost" over in England, and it means exactly what you'll see in the photos I took this morning in our garden. Enjoy!
Should you find yourself in DC, the US Botanic Garden should be on your list of places to visit. It's right next to the Capitol so if you want a break from the buildings and the politics, step inside to look at the flowers and the plants, they'll make for a welcome change. And if … Continue reading Photos from the US Botanic Garden in DC
Who says we can only look at spring photographs in the spring? On my site, in this little virtual world I've created, spring comes whenever I want it, and now's a perfect time for it. Here's a set of photos of spring flowers, with a heavy concentration of daffodils. And if you'd like to see … Continue reading Signs of Spring
A little over four years after publishing the first series of photographs from the National Arboretum in Washington, DC, here's part two, containing a mix of photos from the outside gardens and various enclosed ones, including the Bonsai Exhibit. Selected photos from the set are highlighted below and you can find all of them by … Continue reading National Arboretum – Part 2
Calm, soothing vignettes of autumn, which will soon be here. The photos were taken in Grosvenor Park. Enjoy!
Wild garlic leaves make a delicious soup in the spring, they're wonderful in salads and they're packed with healthy nutrients, since they grow in rich, pesticide-free forest soil. Here you can see Ligia picking wild garlic this past spring, in a forest near Medias. The forests near our town are full of them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmPl-c_G2FM Spring … Continue reading Gathering Wild Garlic