Tag: garden

Struck Gold

Bird photography many times takes planning and lots of patience. Over the years, my garden has become a wildlife habitat with a variety of food, water and shelter sources offered. It seems that the word has gotten out that the Manor is a safe haven and here they […]

It’s a Bugs World

As a bird photographer, there are seasons where the birds are plentiful and times when the birds are scarce. July and August are months when the migratory birds are nesting in northern regions and the hot days can quell the hardiest nature photographer’s desire to get out. Mid-August […]

Some Worlds Seem So Big

Inspiration can be found everywhere if you look. As a photographer and digital artist, we are constantly evolving. It’s up to us to push ourselves outside of our comfort zone and to try new things to keep life interesting. There is nothing more stagnant, more certain to bore […]

An Orchid Day at Longwood Gardens

To bring some color to the dreary days of winter Longwood Gardens offers an Orchid Extravaganza. Each year the gardens bring out thousands of orchids and place them in impressive displays throughout the conservatory, visitor center and Pierce du Pont house. Every week, waning orchids are removed and […]

Enter the Garden

I shall enter the garden through the heavy gates. Pushing the gate ajar, it resists and creaks with the effort. It is a different world inside the garden. An Eden, an oasis. A place where the spirit is lifted from the heavy burden. The lilies shine light and […]

The Cottage Garden

I’ll plant and water, sow and weed, Till not an inch of earth shows brown, And take a vow of each small seed To grow to greenness and renown: And then some day you’ll pass my way, See gold and crimson, bell and star, And catch my garden’s […]

Yellow Fire

It was a southern sweltering day yesterday with high temperatures and high humidity. Traveling to Baltimore, I first stopped at the Maryland State Fairgrounds to pick up my prints that had been submitted for their photo contest. Two out of five won ribbons, second and fourth place. I’m […]

Dancing Daisies

Daisy Time BY MARJORIE PICKTHALL See, the grass is full of stars, Fallen in their brightness; Hearts they have of shining gold, Rays of shining whiteness. Buttercups have honeyed hearts, Bees they love the clover, But I love the daisies’ dance All the meadow over. Blow, O blow, […]

A Midsummer Day

A MIDSUMMER DAY by Dora Goodale What is so sweet as a midsummer day, When no sound greets the ear save a bird’s happy lay, Or the rustling of leaves as the wind passes thro’; When the earth is so green, and the sky is so blue! When […]