Today was a glorious event. Labor Day. Scent of BBQs wafting through the neighborhood, sunshine, and perfect 73 deg F weather. That is correct – the temperature dropped 30 degrees overnight! Now that is cause for celebration. I saw my first Monarch Butterfly of the season. They come through this area during their migration to South America. It was stopping for a quick meal on our trumpet vine. Here is my painting. It is much better than the photograph I took.
As an artist, gardener and now a blogger, I am always looking for ways to improve upon my skills. One area that I really need guidance is in taking better photos. I love to record my garden triumphs and taking photos of my work is always a challenge to me. Almost every gardener I know is familiar with Dave’s Garden, a gardening website that is a treasure trove of plant and gardening information. Dave’s Garden is currently partnering with Horticulture Magazine on a photo contest. To kick it off, they have an excellent article sharing some tips and tricks for good photography: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3302/
Photogenic Gardening and remember to “bee” positive!