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Glowing Oak

Almost every day I take a morning walk with my dog, Kona in the Oak woodland's around my house.  My back yard is Cherry Hill, a local open space which is undevelopable, the backyards of all the neighbors in...

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Framing a Framed View

On a recent visit to the Arnold Arboretum in Boston I found students at Harvard's Masters of Landscape Architecture program using a framing tool,...

Sprinkler Light

I came across an explosion of light during an early-morning photo shoot at San Francisco Botanical Garden. I love arriving at a garden before dawn...

Seeing the Native Plant Garden

Native plant gardens tend to be hard to photograph.  Often the gardeners care more about the plants and habitat than the aesthetics.  This is...

Exposure Correction

When a camera measures light it automatically averages the bright areas with the shadow areas. It is the photographers job to decide if an image needs...

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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