Have I really neglected this blog since Labor Day?
Apologies. Life has been hectic. Plus I've been able to scratch my blogging itch some at work through the Cornell Horticulture
blog. The little vacation from blogging here has made me start yearning for spring already and getting back to shooting photos and creating scans.
Following Les's lead at A Tidewater Garden
, I figured I'd pull together a quick collection of favorites from the past year, drawing from both blogs. In most cases, you can click on images for a larger view
New Year's cyclamen
With a corm nearly the size of my fist, this cyclamen reliably pumps out blossoms on the kitchen windowsill this time of year. More manipulations of this scan
Valentine's Day scan
Cyclamen and begonia kaleidoscope. More manipulations here
This is why I long for spring: The chance to get my knees muddy shooting little things. Hard to chose just one.
Below, an Eranthis --
a special variety though I don't know its name.
Ephemerals scan nicely, too.
Scan of daffodils, Leucojum and tulips the deer missed.
This one pumps out the prettiest flowers. Good thing. It's leaves are butt-ugly.
Kaleidoscope mosaic with Aruncus, among others. Original scan
. More manipulations
At least that's what John Scheepers is calling it these days. One of my favorites.
Tools of the trade
Shot this at a weed control workshop at a field day for gardeners at Cornell's Thompson Vegetable Researcg Farm. Read more.
Every fall, students in the Art of Horticulture class build a sod sofa on campus. It's one of my favorite afternoons, as I get to shoot stills and usually make a time-lapse video.
View photo gallery
View time lapse video:
Labor Day scan
4-pane of my Labor Day scan. More manipulations
Patrick Daugherty's Stickwork installation
One of the first posts I wrote on this blog
was about how much fun I had helping 'Stickwork' sculptor Patrick Dougherty with his installation in Collegetown. He returned to campus in October for a series of events including a hands-on community build at the Ithaca Children's Garden. You can view a time-lapse video of the build
below or view one of his talks, Stickwork: Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World
Art of Horticulture final projects
What would I do without this class. My second favorite day of the school year (after sod sofa day) is when the students in this class present their final projects. I usually give a talk about digital art, and this semester I was so pumped that one of the students was inspired to try some manipulations. (You can view them here
.) You can also view most all of this year's (and previous years') projects at the Art of Horticulture gallery page.
Also of interest ...
A couple of things I discovered as I was reviewing the year that I should have plugged here earlier: