Life among the Leaves

Amidst beauty

The WordPress Daily Prompt today has the intriguing theme of Inhabit.  I say intriguing, because much as one can inhabit their environment, once may also be inhabited…

As I was looking through some of my images for a bit of inspiration, I came across one that might fit the theme…

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Among the Leaves

This image came about from one of my explorations of Tower Hill Botanic Garden.  As I walked through the systematic garden, I noticed the play of the Sun and the shadows that were cast.  Getting very close to the ground for this shot, I wanted to get the sense of being surrounded by super-sized leaves…

Hope you enjoy!

Vegetable Garden

Feast of famine?

It can be a real pleasure to reap the benefits from one’s own vegetable garden.  Getting that part of the garden to produce reliably is sometimes a bit of a struggle, as we have to wage war with bugs, blights and any animals in the neighborhood that think our potential crop is there for their enjoyment 🙂

When things go right, we’re justifiably proud.  When they don’t we can learn to appreciate a bit more how difficult farming really is.

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Bowl of goodness

Do you have any vegetable garden stories that you’d like to share?  What have been your battles and victories?

Technical Details

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Studio lights were used so that exposure settings were 1/100 second at f/6.3 at 100 ISO.