In the Garden

By: Barbara

Apr 08 2009

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Category: California, Garden, Trees


Focal Length:56mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Because I’ve been working on a really big garden project (I’m replacing my lawn bit by bit with native and drought-tolerant plants to create a wildlife habitat — you can read about it at, I find my focus has become finely tuned to the always-changing micro views of plant life. Never before have I been so drawn to this level of detail and it’s been fascinating.

The shot of baby peaches is an example of the kind of image that’s captivated me these past few weeks and I’ve a feeling that it will be so for some time to come.

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Other objects that have been catching my eye lately are birdhouses. I’m not really sure why — something about these little shruken abodes seems both mysterious and full of potential. The fact that no birds have yet taken up residence doesn’t matter. Just the sight of them gently swaying in the wind, waiting to be chosen captures my attention. I keep hanging them from the tree branches. It reminds me of the ancient Celts who used to hang ribbons on their sacred trees for good luck.


2 comments on “In the Garden”

  1. Maybe birds haven’t taken up residence, but it looks as if a spider has. Really nice shot.

  2. Yes, as long as it serves some creature, I’m happy.

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