Saturday, October 13, 2007

Photos and Gardens

Two side passions I enjoy--photography and gardening (though the latter is consuming my life right now). I greatly enjoy taking two kinds of photos, mainly for my own posterity and instruction: close up shots, i.e. the more artistic / cataloguing / natural history kind; and landscape shots, the instructive kind. Close ups help me identify plants and chart individual progress, and larger shots help me see texture, color, organization, the whole composition contructed by smaller compositions. Ah, pointilist gardening.

Just go read this: http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=275

3 comments:

Layanee said...

Hi Benjamin: I love that name! My son is Benjamin also! Thanks for visiting over at 'Ledge and Gardens'. I am happy to hear of your gardening passion and that you also enjoyed your 'Tiger Eyes' sumac. I liked the picture with the grasshopper riding high on the branch!

Kilroy_60 said...

Optimally this will grow your readership...

you've been included in the newest {updated} edition of A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Blogosphere.

I was impressed how you work in some big picture posts with the narrative about your day to day life.

And I'm a sucker for gardening. Whether it's in the great outdoors or done discreetly in a closet.

Cheers!

Benjamin Vogt said...

Layanee,
I first saw this sumac in my mother's new garden over labor day. Came home and went straight to the nursery. Thanks for reading--I enjoy your site as well. And I do have a nice name....