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Tips for photographing roses 3: work with nature, not against it

Ever seen a field of yellow sunflowers in an open field in Tuscany, all obediently facing the same way? It’s a beautiful sight, though it always looks a little eerie to me – such clear proof of the irresistible pull of the sun. 660 more words

Photography

Farmers Market NorCal

It wasn’t until going to several farmers markets in Socal, did I realize how spoiled I am with the farmer’s market back home in NorCal. Just to bring some of it back, here are some of the spoils… 44 more words

Life

A Long Hot Summer

Wow! What a roller coaster of a ride this summer has been. With the loss of about a dozen or so roses due to the #PolarVortex, we have now replaced all with new varieties. 250 more words

Roses

Regrets? I've had a few...

For 8+ years, I was Head of Marketing for David Austin Roses. Time well spent and much savoured, working with a lovely, warm, caring team of people, an archetypal British brand & some of the world’s most charismatic roses. 852 more words

Photography

My Summer 2014

It all started really well, my garden was beginning to look good, flowers flowering, roses budding, and the tortoise warming up nicely.  I have even grown tomatoes in special tomato grow-bags which have done what they were meant to – so exciting picking tomatoes from my own plants! 512 more words

Family

Three beauties from David Austin...

Another flush of roses, possibly the last of the summer and for that, very much appreciated and admired. Many of the David Austin flock will have begun flowering in late May, this year at least, and will still have an abundant show left in them before the needs for a little quiet-time assert themselves and they settle down for a winter nap. 702 more words

General Comment

Spring is nigh!

It’s pouring with rain outside but that’s good because my garden needs it before the onslaught of summer.

We have had some chilly winter mornings but it is surprising how much gardening can be achieved in winter. 141 more words

Gardening