One of those ‘milk cows’ alluded to in my last post comes around every Spring in my backyard – bringing the garden back to life.
My garden came into being around 15 years ago in a squared off space in the yard that had contained my son’s swing set, which he’d grown out of. Over the years I’ve regularly tweaked various elements of it as need or esthetics called for it; changing the pavers, the pots, the plants, the trellises, bird feeders, the furniture, etc. Its constant evolution created marvelous opportunities for art, from straight noir photography to abstract. In a way, it’s a work of art in and of itself that continually draws my attention. Since this year’s maintenance was particularly heavy and time consuming, thus cutting into my time for creating new photo art and prose, it seemed apropos to feature some of the work that the garden has inspired over the years. Here are 25 works, in no particular order, that reveal the garden and the world around it in its glory.
Some of them are quite obscure – it’s amazing what hides deep in my portfolio.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.