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.
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:
I missed a month of spring in the week or so I was working close to 24/7 on the titan arum blooming at work. But I did have a few minutes to shoot some pix as the early spring bloomers rushed by with the unseasonably warm weather.
In my day job, I work as a communications specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University. I take on freelance jobs from time to time. More gardeners than I can remember have given me plants and freely shared their wisdom. I try to do the same.