Welcome to my Blog. I am amazed that with the help of my good friend and former colleague, http//carolynwinter.wordpress.com , I have begun a new journey into the world of blogging! It’s sure to be an interesting pursuit and I see it as an opportunity to “meet” other people who may share my interests in gardens and gardening, photography and networking.
Over the past 2 years, since retiring from my Toronto job, I’ve had more time to enjoy our rural lake view property and pursue my other interests. I never go anywhere without my camera as I’m afraid that I might miss out on photographic opportunities that are all around ……… new flowers in bloom, birds and other wildlife and sunsets over Lake Ontario!!! Using the best of the photos that I take, I make framed keepsake photo greeting cards so I can share these images with friends and others. These cards are available at the following locations: Algoma Orchards and Newcastle Home Decor in Newcastle, Bear Essentials in Millbrook, Rekkers Gardens in Bowmanville and Brooklin Floral and Garden Shoppe in Whitby. Some of these locations also carry my new photo trays.
A few times each year, I set up shop as an artisan at B and B and Garden Tours. It seems such a shame not to share the joy that I experience in the beauty of nature captured from behind the lens. “Your Garden or Mine?” was established by me a year ago and I respond to calls from other gardeners saying “my peonies are in bloom, can you come and get some pictures before they’re finished? Their favourites are made into cards that already “matted” so that when they send them to friends or family members for special occasions or “just because I’m thinking of you” these matted quality cards can be easily framed as 5 x 7’s. Also, at the request of their owners, I load up my camera equipment and take photos of their property featuring some of their special blooms and flower beds from which I make Memory CDs/DVDs. This is a great idea because their favourite photos can be printed as cards or framed to any size at a later date.
For someone who is moving and having to leave their beautiful home and gardens to the care of someone else, I am able to capture these images in the beautiful morning or evening light at different times of the day and year. Keep this in mind as a gift to friends or family!
My Blog will feature photos that I take on my own property, those of clients and on my frequent outings in the Durham region. I hope you willm enjoy these posts and galleries and share them with your friends!