A Garden Diary

I am not a garden expert by no means but this is my first garden post. I guess it has been about a week now and look what I have.

Beefstake Tomatoes

These are seeds that were left over from the last planting season. The soil is Miracle Grow Garden Mix which was also a left over. The pan they are in was also a freebie…when I bought a package of those tin pans at Christmas…this plastic tray proved to be a nice little greenhouse.

I just uncovered them yesterday and they have grown more.

That’s all folks. Happy gardening.

A Black And White Moment

As a professional photographer, you learn to adapt to equipment changes and processes. One thing I have always loved is black and white shots. Even the most boring subjects seem to come alive in detail.

While I was doing my training and yes, shooting with a manual 35mm camera, my most enjoyable moments were in the darkroom developing my prints. Most photographers now can’t comprehend the difference between film and digital. The difference in quality is simply this; in film photography the camera sees and prints and exact copy of the image you have taken, in digital you are simply getting a computerized interpretation which limits quality. There is nothing in shooting digitally than can compare to watching your own prints come alive right before your eyes. Seeing the images appear in an otherwise blank piece of paper is simply amazing. I still shoot use these cameras and just sent off a number of rolls so I will post some of the pics from those when I get them.

In the meantime, here is my most recent black and white print. I simply call it “Among The Lillies”.

Among The Lillies

Fruits Of Our Labor

About a moth ago we started our first raised bed garden. My husband and I have never done much gardening so this was a new venture. We built the first 4×4 frame with an aging piece of 2×6 lumber that we had just laying around. After a trip to Tractor Supply, we came back with 8 bags of Miracle Grow Garden Soil. This stuff is great because it already has fertilizer in it. We filled it to the top and then began our planting. Some were plants and some were from seeds. These are photos of our first garden.

This is after just a few weeks.
Today this is what our squash look like.
Second bed.