Brenda's Photo Blog  

Calamagrostis acutifolia Varia

Reeds at Cley

Hordeum jubatum (flowers going over)

Pennisetum villosum

I had the pleasure of listening to a talk by Charlie Waite a well known landscape photographer. He asked the question 'What makes a photographer take the picture they take?' One person will glimpse a scene and go oooh and want to capture it, another person will pass it by without so much as a look. It is among other things the subconscious, experiences we have squirreled away over the years. The same question can be asked of gardeners. What makes some one want to garden? After all we never seem happy always complaining about the weather!! But like photographers I suspect it is an escape from the busy world, often peaceful and  to be lost with the tasks at hand thinking of nothing else.
The pictures I have put on this time are showing how grasses can to some degree create the emotion and movement of the wonderful scenes we see at the coast. The reeds are constantly moving and catching the light. This ability to hold the viewer with its mesmerising movement can in some way be created in the garden.

Hordeum jubatum (new seed heads)

I am delighted to introduce Julia Rafferty as our guest photographer. Julia has taught photography for many years and is involved with Norfolk Adult Education Department teaching at Wells library. She has been involved with some workshops here last summer and is running another class on  Saturday June 23rd 10-1pm.






Clive Dunn