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Gardening – Extend the Pleasure

02 Jun

Anticipation

Every January it’s the same!  An unconscious response to  additional seconds of daylight triggers that urge to rush the growing season!   Anticipation wraps me in its warm embrace.   Dreams of gardening activities fill my head.

next doorIt’s too early.  I will not sow any seeds for at least two months, I swear on a stack of seed catalogs and a folder of internet nursery sites!

 I lie!

By mid-February, like an addict, satisfying his cravings, I have “just a few” seedlings reaching toward the lights.  Oh, what satisfaction this defiant early start gives, even with the problems it creates!

Activity

Here in zone 8, despite  a few setbacks, gardening activities are humming by mid-March, at the very latest.Spring bulbs put on a dazzling show, followed by flowering shrubs and

Memories are made of  this

Memories are made of
this

trees.

First rainbows of bearded iris, then  dazzling displays of day lilies  carry us through April – May.

I used a simple photoshop with this

I used a simple photoshop with this

Three glorious months of breathtaking Spring beauty, then the heat of June brings its own gardening challenges,

How many times I have sighed  “I wish I could enjoy my spring garden all year.”

Well, guess what!  I can!

Preserve the memory; share the beauty

Take pictures.  You can share your garden pleasure via social net working  It’s not difficult and you don’t need any special, expensive equipment or exceptional talent,

Seems everybody has a camera these days and digital point and shot  makes it super simple.

You can learn a few tricks that can give you exceptionally beautiful photographs whether you area using your phone or a more conventional digital camera.

Share garden tours via photo you take

Share garden tours
via photo you take

For my photos I use a Canon Powershot SX130S.   Photo editing is not really necessary, but I do use a Kodak Easy Share for some touch up.

I'll smile as I remember this when ice covers the pond next winter

I’ll smile as I remember this when ice covers the pond next winter

The camera has features that I simply do not understand, but I have learned  by using the auto focus” and “landscape” settings I can do a pretty good job of  preserving my garden activities;  I chose to share on  Facebook.for double the pleasure.

Take pictures of your garden.    It is easy, it is fun.

The photographs  in this blog are examples of  what I  have been able to accomplish with no knowledge of photography.

If I can do it, YOU  can do  it.

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1 Comment

Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Flower, Gardening, Photography

 

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One response to “Gardening – Extend the Pleasure

  1. Lane Cockrell

    December 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

     

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