Monday, May 22, 2006

Crawling around in the yard again.

You might get the idea that I love gardening, but in fact I don't. I like the results, so I'm willing to do the work, but I don't actually enjoy the process very much. I don't like meeting up with new friends of the invertebrate variety, creatures with either too many legs or not enough. Even vertebrates aren't always my idea of buddies, though they come a lot closer.

The most often asked question I get on my blog is, "What camera do you use?" I have an Olympus Camedia C-5060 WideZoom, 5.1 megapixels.

Our yard is quite large by city-lot standards. We live at the end of a circle and our back property line is 3 backyards wide. I suspect that we will eventually have a lovely garden, but it isn't there yet. When we bought the house, the yard had been seriously neglected for about 20 years. It's been a slow and not very purposeful trek toward reclaiming and beautifying. We've come a long way, but there's a long way to go.

Obligatory knitting content: I hope to have the purple cardigan off the needles soon so I can get the pattern ready by early June. Unfortunately, my kids are rushing headlong into summer break, which might spell the end of my sanity until September. We'll see.

My Garter Belt pals and I hope to have our fitted shells for every body available for early July. Still lots of time to get some wear before the end of summer.


MiniLaura said...

Oh Bleeding Hearts! I love those flowers.

I believe that you, as the photographer, are the most important ingredient in producing the wonderful photos--not your camera.

Zonda said...

Love those pictures! Totally awesome! :)

Sarah said...

Love the plant pics!

I aspire to take ones like them!

Funny that you don't really love the gardening part, but you do it because you love the results. I actually love to dig and play in the dirt, the process.

You're a product gardener, I'm a process gardener I guess!

Terby said...

Fun plant photos as usual. What's the plant at the bottom? It's a really interesting photo.

Elizabeth said...

It's a peony bud.

Marji said...

your photography skills are marvelous.
I've yet to see the hempathy in real life - are you liking it?
and how are those boys coming on that digging?

Jeanette said...

Oh WOW Elizabeth!!! Are those bleeding hearts or lady slippers (I don't know my plants as well as I used to in another lifetime ago). Whatever they are, I wish that you would allow me the reference photo so I could paint them!!!