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Photos on the Road

Should you even try to take pictures when the light is horribly wrong ? This is the dilemma of any garden photographer when traveling or...

Photographing Wildflowers

Long before I ever took a photograph of any plant or flower, I loved botanic illustrations.  In college I worked in a framing shop...

The Summer-Dry Meadow

Is anyone immune to the allure of meadows ?  If you are a hiker and explore open spaces, parks, and natural areas, a meadow...

3.4 Using the Light

In this lesson, I want you to bring light into your photo. Celebrate light by using it to your advantage. Begin by re-reading Lesson 1.3...

1.3 – Finding the Light

Learning how to read the quality of light is the single most important skill in good garden photography. Even a good composition will fail if the light is bad. Photographers talk about “The Light” in reverential terms. It is the lifeblood of outdoor photography, no less than it is the lifeblood of plants for photosynthesis

A Green New Deal

Finally.  An actual plan to do something about climate change.  No, not the frightening, just released National Climate Assessment report. A Green New Deal is...

A California Forest in Autumn

This is magical: A log to sit on and contemplate the changing season, a place to breathe deep and exhale exultant. The clean air and sweet...

Autumn – Denver Botanic Garden

The Denver Botanic Garden gets better every time I visit. There are new buildings, like the Science Pyramid pictured above, at the end of a...

A Real Desert Garden

The 2017 superbloom in the California deserts was a sensation. The superbloom began in late winter in the southern most deserts and progressed northward, even...

Tallgrass Prairie Rhizosphere

I do not know the origin, nor can explain my fascination with grasslands. Perhaps it is some sort of primeval pull of human origin, in...