The Canny Gardener

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Natural beauty

My friend Jonathan went out and found these lovely autumnal colours in the local park.

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He took these photos and I wanted to share these with everyone because of what someone decided to do with the fallen leaves.  Ephemerally beautiful, arranged in the manner of the art of Andy Goldsworthy, these are worthy natural artworks by an unknown creative.

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But this kind of beauty is also found in many smaller seasonal vegetables and plants that I have been photographing recently-

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Spring is not the only time to find beauty in nature! In case you are interested, BBC has done a short film about why leaves change colour in autumn, which you can find here.

 

 

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Spring is in the air

I love it when the first clematis come out in- it really is the beginning of warm weather and it makes me smile.  Here are the first blossoms, along with their friend my ‘permanent robin’ and the new leaves on my olive tree.

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Photographing gardens

Photographing gardens and plants are something we can all do. These stunning photos taken by amateurs and professionals prove that it is the eye that counts- we must try to see the beauty that may be invisible to most. Many of these photos have been taken with a smartphone, many are on the spur photos. But the attention to detail and composition make them stand out- this requires ‘being in the moment concentration’. So do get your camera and start- I feel inspired to take some myself and will be sharing those with you in the coming year.

International Garden Photographer of the Year: Winning photos of nature’s beauty