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de Anza Expedition in Anza-Borrego

On March 15, 1774 and December 24, 1775 Juan Bautista de Anza, leading expeditions from Mexico into Alta California, camped in Coyote Canyon in...

Dawn in the Desert

The best way to get great photos is simply to go get them.  Put yourself in the right place at the right time. Clambering up...

Poppy Perspective

I am delighted to have another Better Photos with Any Camera workshop at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a wonderland dedicated to California native plants. To take...

A Brighter Sky

Whenever there is sky in the frame it is so easy to let the camera meter fool the photographer. The camera meter reads the entire...

In The Garden

Better than Lawn

A gardener visiting Minnesota in the summer discovers a climate that revels in big beautiful native perennials.  The influences of the northern prairie can be seen in...

Tough Plants – Tough Climates

I try to treat every garden I visit with a sense of wonder, open to what it reveals, always looking for photographs to present...

Leading into Natives

Native plant gardens are often hard to photograph.  Many native gardeners care more about the plants and habitat than the aesthetics.  This is perfectly...

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