The Photo Garden Bee taking flight!
Hello and Welcome!
I am on a mission to find and photograph the most magical, intimate, majestic, romantic, and historic gardens around the U.S. and share what’s amazing about each place.
You’re probably wondering, “Why the Photo Garden Bee?” Well, it all started when my husband mentioned one day that when I’m out and about photographing flowers I buzz about, hovering and stopping much like any other bee barring the camera firmly affixed to my face. He had a good point and as we laughed I decided to embrace it.
Although I’ve been photographing flowers for years, I’ve recently found the joy of finding new gardens. Once the search and following shoot became my favorite pastime, the blog idea was born.
Why share these adventures? Well, I’m hoping that one day I won’t have to ask myself, (while out shooting),”why aren’t more people here?” If I can get just a few fans of this site to head out and enjoy a new garden destination, it’s worth every minute. If I can’t, it’s still worth every minute. That said, if there is the perfect secret garden out there for you, I hope to find it and bring it to our door.
For me, the research and effort is all about the gardens, the people, the flowers and their beauty. As a fine art photographer and digital imaging specialist, I love to capture each blossom and see what I can do with it in Black and White. For this reason I am showcasing my top blossoms from my shoots along the way in the ‘Daily Flower’. Also, I’ll be bringing you some great upcoming events from around the country that I may not be able to attend but hopefully you will.
Please join me as I journey from flower to flower and garden to garden, finding and highlighting gardens from around the country, providing the daily Photo Garden Bee Flower and seeing what you have to offer. I will be having meet ups where we can shoot some flowers now and then. I am more than happy to offer photo tips to anyone who would like them. I’ll also be having a photo contests to see what you all are shooting! Finally for those of you who are already in the know and know of a fantastic garden, there is always my Suggest a Garden page where you point me in the right direction and tell me what you love about the place. I promise to check it out.
I hope you have as much fun with this endeavor as I am.
P.S. I’m dyslexic so if you read some really bad spelling and find my grammar gun set to stun, just know my sister and official Assistant Photo Garden Bee hasn’t had a chance to edit said “issues” : )
As for me, I was recently laid off in December of 2009 after about 14 years with USA Today. I worked on the Life Picture Desk as the Assistant Photo Editor and was responsible for rustling up many of the daily’s images for stories related to Art Exhibits, TV, Movies, Music, Theater, Games, DVD and the 10 Great feature to name just some. I am now using that media expertise to bring great gardens to everyone. I love working on the Bee! I am also an artist, was once a musician for a living and consider myself a life time philosopher. Life is too short not to.
Currently I’m a member of the National Press Photographer’s Association, The Garden Writer’s Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the American Horticulural Society.