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Photography is my passion. I don’t think an hour goes by that I don’t snap an image to document and share. This is where you will find favorite photos, tips and more.
Favorite hashtags to use when sharing photography are : #FlickrFriday #PicsoftheWeek #Ohiogram #ShutterSister #Booyah #Nikon

Dahlia Hill

Dahlia Hill in Midland, Michigan

This summer during the MNLA designer landscape tour we visited by Dahlia Hill in Midland. This was quite the experience not only because I love growing dahlias but because art sculptures on the property were amazing too! About Dahlia Hill 1966 Crisann Breed gave her mother yellow and red dahlia tubers for Mother’s Day. Her […]
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Winter Garden

Fog Crystallized the Winter Garden

After a  week in the single digits and a few inches of snow the fog came and crystallized the garden by weeks end. The images in this blog post are from the morning walk I took around the garden as the sun heated up the branches of the trees and the wind that blew made […]
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Bren Sharing Harvest Today #selfie

It’s OK to #Selfie Share in Moderation

Being a photographer gives me an excuse to be the one hiding behind the lens of a camera.  I wouldn’t consider myself shy  but I’m constantly trying to build confidence to toot my own horn in person or online. The trendy of sharing #selfies has actually helped me be more confident at sharing a candid […]
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Ohio Science Highways - Barn

I’m Obsessed With Farm Structures : #barnstalking

On my Mothers Side of the family my grandparents and uncles were Michigan farmers. When it comes to my obsession with barns I can’t help but question if farming is something that runs in your blood?  It’s kind of like a craving …. I just want to get in the car and drive down the […]
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Barnstalking in West Virgina

Spring Drive : Scenic Route to The South

Last weekend my husband and I took a road trip weekend down to the South.  Our destination : Charlotte , North Carolina. And although I’m a true Midwest gal I love to visit the southern states.  I took advantage of  being the passenger by taking lots of photos and sharing them along the way on […]
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Creeping Phlox

One Word Photo Challenge: Purple

One of my favorite hobbies is to take photos of just about everything.   Jennifer Nichole Wells  who hosts one of my favorite photography blogs is hosting a ‘One Word Photo Challenge’.   This weeks color is one of my favorites in the garden and so my image comes from my early Spring garden border. Creeping phlox […]
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Pink Amaryllis Bloom

First Blooms in January : Amaryllis

Amaryllis bulbs that I feature from my home garden are from Longfield Garden’s. They have variety of amaryllis from old favorites like Red Lion and Christmas Gift to new varieties like Nymph or Evergreen. Amaryllis bulbs will bloom 4-8 weeks after planting ….
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Lorette Lynn Rose

Autumn With Lorette Lynn

It’s another rose share for me… so much going on in my greenhouse, home and garden and this Lorette Lynn rose from Biltmore Estate Garden Center is captivating me today in the garden.
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Wildlife Photo Contest @NWF

There’s a photo contest going on over at the National Wildlife Federation site and I’m thinking about entering a few photos from my front porch. Grace Kitty Watches This Canadian Who Stopped By That Goose Was Back Again Today Not only have we had a few visits from the Canadian geese this first week in […]
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Flickr Friday : Did You Know

Did you know that the largest sharing and photo networking site Flickr was created by Caterina Fake in 2004?  I was quit impressed to read of her other achievements over the year and what a pioneer in social media she has been.  Browsing her blog has been an eye opener for me as from the […]
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LA Burdick Chocolate Basket

A Piece of NYC : Cannoli Style

The chocolate in this photo share appears to have nothing to do with growing but I’m going to share with you how it is about of growing garden relationships using social media.  You see, I started following this talented foodie / lifestyles writer back in March 2012 while attending the Philadelphia Flower show. We both […]
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Purfect Kitty in the Blooms

iPhone : 5 Quick Photography Tips from a Gardener

The best thing about taking a photo with an iphone is the capture is simple, ease and totally accessible.  Seriously, who doesn’t have their phone on them at all times these days? Today I would like to share  5 simple photography tips when using an iPhone in the garden and out! 1. My #1 rule […]
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Instagram Weekend Project : #WHPbluronpurpose

This Weekend I’m joining in on instagram: Hashtag Project: #WHPbluronpurpose.  What a great way to practice your photography skills and join in the conversation with millions of other people who use instagram. I’m looking forward to sharing some blurpurpose theme images from my garden. Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen […]
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