Delighted and excited, I now share Asa MacWilliams’ rewarding response to my request for tulip photos, including his words about planting and photographing.
Category Archives: gardens
Reflecting on Selecting Tulip Photos
While reviewing ninety recent iPhone photos of tulips, I questioned whether I could limit myself to posting only seven (my usual self-imposed limit). Yet as I narrowed down and edited I began to doubt if any of my photos were doing justice to the truly real appealing tulips everywhere I walked this week. Anyway here are photos that at least allude to what tulips have been offering in my neighborhood as April ends and May begins.
Edible Plants and Memories of Minna Lee, part five*
Text and photos by Deb Lee, Michele Maniscalco; photo from Lee family album
*last of five parts, so far, with responses from friends and family to my request for photos and text related to edible plants in the life or remembrance of Minna Lee (1917-2005) prompted by her birthday on August 23.
Edible Plants and Memories of Minna Lee, part four*
Photos and text by John Miller; text by Brad Gurman with photo by Bernard Lee
*fourth of five parts, so far, with responses from friends and family to my request for photos and text related to edible plants in the life or remembrance of Minna Lee (1917-2005) prompted by her birthday on August 23.
Edible Plants and Memories of Minna Lee, part three*
Words from Annie Monahan, Photos from Marjory Wunsch , photos from Lee family album
Edible Plants and Memories of Minna Lee, part two*
Text and photos by Renee Kasinsky and Tina Gram; Text by Harold Snedcof, photo by Marjory Wunsch; text by Linda Harris, photo from Lee/Levy family album
Edible Plants and Memories of Minna Lee, part one*
Photos and texts by Ellen Kramer, Barbara Nachmias-Kedesdy, Barbara Hubschman, Sandy Millikin, Ethan Gould
Look Back through Several Summers in Glorious Ongoing Gardens
After chipping away at ice layers on the city sidewalk in early February, I told Nancy Arons how I craved images from summer gardens outside her house in Pelham, MA. She soon responded with truly gratifying photos, including dates, plant names, and intriguing notes. Almost all her photos here are from late July, between 2015 and 2021, except for an irresistible October scene.
Summer Wonders from a Wonderful Garden
Here are labeled photos by Tina Gram from this summer in her spectacular garden in Somerville. She selected, described and sent them in response to my recent request to friends to share their photos of plants they value. My goal is to present the photos and words in ways that convey the alluring qualities of the plants from the photographer’s perspective. While still facing technical challenges in the process, I’m thrilled to explore new possibilities for sharing the pleasures of plants.
Sunflowers from Past Summers
“For ( Ekua) Holmes, the sunflowers represent a radiance that “sustains us even when things are not how we want them to go.”