The twilight opening of the door to the enchanted photographic realm of “magic hour” is announced by the canned tunes of the ice cream man plying his cold confections 365 days a year. If I’m home when that tinny music floats down our street, around 5:00 o’clock this time of year, I make a mad [...]
(Actor Slim Pickens riding the bomb in Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove.)
A December Bloom Day post begs for a little goofiness. No other word describes prowling a drizzly garden for photos in non-existent light searching for non-existent blooms.
The roster for this month is pretty thin. The paperwhites are budding. (The single most important [...]
I never met a variegated leaf I didn’t like, which might be considered the equivalent of a horticulturalist recessive trait, a weakness of character, a penchant for the flashy. In other words, not in the best of taste.
Variegated derives from the past participle of Late Latin variegare , from Latin varius , “various” plus [...]