Recent Awards

I am pleased to share the good news – and exciting news for me! – that two of my photographs have recently received awards. My photograph  Four Poppies  was awarded a First Place and Single Poppy was awarded a Second Place in the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs annual Photography contest. Here are the prize winning photographs:

Four Poppies
Four Poppies
Single Poppy
Single Poppy

I am very pleased to be able to add these awards to the ribbon I was awarded by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society at the Boston Flower and Garden Show last year for my allium closeup  Spring Awakening  (see ofgardens March 22, 2012).  I will be sure to put these images front and center at the exhibition of my photographs which I have been asked to mount at the annual dinner of The New England Landscape Design and History Association this Friday.

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoy taking them and sharing them.

Spring Awakenings
Spring Awakenings

Boston Flower and Garden Show 2012 Award Winning Photograph

With great delight and pride, last week I learned that my photograph, pictured above, was awarded a Ribbon at the Boston Flower and Garden Show. Spring Awakening, as I named my image, was awarded second place in the category “Through the Looking Glass” – A Macro Color Portrait of a Plant.

The photograph, taken on an early spring morning, epitomizes spring. The image catches a brief window, like that of spring, when the garden is about to bloom, but has not yet bloomed. Like so much in the garden, the moment of the photograph was serendipitous. Had I not been in the garden that morning, had I gone out later in the day, or the next day, I would have missed this moment of anticipation. But I was in the garden that morning, I did have my camera with me, and best gift of all, I saw the potential photograph in this uncategorized state of being. I see such poignancy in this image. It is not a bud, it is not a bloom, it is in its moment of being, so often overlooked by those who want the potential of a bud or the beauty of a bloom. There is great beauty in all stages, if we take the time to look.