Garden Photography In The San Bernardino Mountains

There is something invigorating about photographing a garden up in the San Bernardino Mountains. During the summer months the climate is ideal for growing a variety of fruits, vegetable, and flowers, which is something I documented with my camera back in July. Come with me for a virtual tour of a garden with the photogenic Sweety cat prancing about. If you enjoy garden photography like me, then grab your digital camera and take some photographs of your garden to share here on Hubpages. So what is your favorite fruit and/or vegetable to pick in the garden? I would have to say mine are chili peppers and tomatoes, just to share.

A pumpkin growing on the vine.
A pumpkin growing on the vine. | Source
The pumpkin hiding between two leaves.
The pumpkin hiding between two leaves. | Source
Closeup of the pumpkin
Closeup of the pumpkin | Source
The pumpkin has a light orange tinge to it.
The pumpkin has a light orange tinge to it. | Source
Sweety sitting near the garden hose.
Sweety sitting near the garden hose. | Source
Sweety enjoys the view of the garden.
Sweety enjoys the view of the garden. | Source
A clump of apples hanging from a branch.
A clump of apples hanging from a branch. | Source
Two apples that are beginning to ripen on the vine.
Two apples that are beginning to ripen on the vine. | Source
The view of the trees peaking over the fence.
The view of the trees peaking over the fence. | Source
The bounty of an apple tree in late summer.
The bounty of an apple tree in late summer. | Source
Closeup of the apple tree.
Closeup of the apple tree. | Source
This photo may just inspire a sketch or two.
This photo may just inspire a sketch or two. | Source
Shadow play on the apples.
Shadow play on the apples. | Source
Leaves and apples have glorious shades of green to admire.
Leaves and apples have glorious shades of green to admire. | Source
I love observing the different shapes on the apple tree.
I love observing the different shapes on the apple tree. | Source

What is your favorite fruit and/or vegetable to pick in the garden?

  • tomatoes
  • apples
  • lettuce
  • carrots
  • eggplant
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • green beans
  • oranges
  • chili peppers
  • another fruit/vegetable not listed here
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Taking pictures of apples in the garden can be quite tranquil.

A lovely patch of lettuce.
A lovely patch of lettuce. | Source
The greenery of the garden.
The greenery of the garden. | Source
Creamy colored roses in the morning.
Creamy colored roses in the morning. | Source
Closeup of the creamy rose.
Closeup of the creamy rose. | Source
I can almost smell the fragrance wafting from this rose.
I can almost smell the fragrance wafting from this rose. | Source
Closeup of a rose in the garden.
Closeup of a rose in the garden. | Source
Slightly out of focus rose in the morning.
Slightly out of focus rose in the morning. | Source
The beauty of a rose.
The beauty of a rose. | Source
The melding of purple, blue, and white colors of a morning glory flower.
The melding of purple, blue, and white colors of a morning glory flower. | Source
Two morning glories next to the fence.
Two morning glories next to the fence. | Source
Foliage in the garden.
Foliage in the garden. | Source
Gazing around the garden.
Gazing around the garden. | Source
The beauty of a garden.
The beauty of a garden. | Source
Vibrant tomatoes will make tasty meals one day soon.
Vibrant tomatoes will make tasty meals one day soon. | Source
Tomatoes growing on the vines.
Tomatoes growing on the vines. | Source

Closeups of chili peppers and tomatoes make me dream of future dishes I shall create. The garden is a truly inspiration place to photograph.

The round shapes of the tomatoes add to the composition of this photograph.
The round shapes of the tomatoes add to the composition of this photograph. | Source
One tomato is turning yellow, and all are beginning to ripen.
One tomato is turning yellow, and all are beginning to ripen. | Source
The tomatoes are beginning to turn red.
The tomatoes are beginning to turn red. | Source
Tomatoes on the vine are great for homemade pasta sauces.
Tomatoes on the vine are great for homemade pasta sauces. | Source
Photo of red and green tomatoes in the garden.
Photo of red and green tomatoes in the garden. | Source
The ridges on a glistening tomato are quite visually interesting.
The ridges on a glistening tomato are quite visually interesting. | Source
Sweety cat luxuriates in the garden.
Sweety cat luxuriates in the garden. | Source
Catting around in the garden.
Catting around in the garden. | Source
Lettuce for a garden salad.
Lettuce for a garden salad. | Source
A purplish flower.
A purplish flower. | Source
Tomatoes look delicious.
Tomatoes look delicious. | Source
Red tomatoes and others beginning to ripen.
Red tomatoes and others beginning to ripen. | Source
The morning glory in the garden.
The morning glory in the garden. | Source
The leaves in the garden.
The leaves in the garden. | Source
Bee pollinating a flower.
Bee pollinating a flower. | Source
Yellow and green tomatoes on the vine.  The yellow tomato is still ripening.
Yellow and green tomatoes on the vine. The yellow tomato is still ripening. | Source
The vibrant red tomato will be ready to eat soon.
The vibrant red tomato will be ready to eat soon. | Source
The ripening tomato has an interesting shape.  It will be red once it is ready to eat.
The ripening tomato has an interesting shape. It will be red once it is ready to eat. | Source
Tomatoes in the garden.
Tomatoes in the garden. | Source

As I walk around the garden snapping pictures, I think of all the lovely vegetable I can pick for a salad. Photography can make you very hungry and ready to eat.

Waiting for the tomatoes to ripen.
Waiting for the tomatoes to ripen. | Source
Orange nasturtiums in the garden.
Orange nasturtiums in the garden. | Source
Red nasturtiums in the garden.
Red nasturtiums in the garden. | Source
Yellow nasturtiums in the garden.
Yellow nasturtiums in the garden. | Source
Closeup of red nasturtiums.
Closeup of red nasturtiums. | Source
The petals of a red nasturtium.
The petals of a red nasturtium. | Source
Two red nasturtiums in the garden.
Two red nasturtiums in the garden. | Source
Part of the orange nasturtium is in view.
Part of the orange nasturtium is in view. | Source
The red nasturtium will make a spicy accompaniment to a garden salad.
The red nasturtium will make a spicy accompaniment to a garden salad. | Source
Yellow nasturtiums are ready to be picked for a salad.
Yellow nasturtiums are ready to be picked for a salad. | Source
Sweety cat is admiring the flowers in the garden.
Sweety cat is admiring the flowers in the garden. | Source
Those cat eyes are hypnotic.
Those cat eyes are hypnotic. | Source
Vibrant combination of nasturtium flowers.
Vibrant combination of nasturtium flowers. | Source
The orange and the yellow nasturtium.
The orange and the yellow nasturtium. | Source
Tomatoes are growing on the vines for delectable sandwiches and salads.
Tomatoes are growing on the vines for delectable sandwiches and salads. | Source

Below you can see more of the garden photography that I captured up in the San Bernardino Mountains. I particularly enjoy photographing Sweety cat as she rests in the la jardin, which is French for garden.

What are you looking at Sweety cat?
What are you looking at Sweety cat? | Source
Dainty white feverfew flowers in the garden.
Dainty white feverfew flowers in the garden. | Source
Rosemary and feverfew in the morning.
Rosemary and feverfew in the morning. | Source
Minted planted in a container.
Minted planted in a container. | Source
The bold color of black-eye Susans.
The bold color of black-eye Susans. | Source
Greenery in the containers.
Greenery in the containers. | Source
Closeup of the leaves of a plant.
Closeup of the leaves of a plant. | Source
Burgundy colored hollyhocks.
Burgundy colored hollyhocks. | Source
The seeds of a hollyhock plant.
The seeds of a hollyhock plant. | Source
Hollyhock seeds.
Hollyhock seeds. | Source
The hollyhock.
The hollyhock. | Source
The beauty of a white flower.
The beauty of a white flower. | Source
The light and the shadow on the white flower.
The light and the shadow on the white flower. | Source

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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Looking at your wonderful photographs has been a great start to my day, the creamy rose and morning glory flowers were stunning!

What a fabulous crop of tomatoes!

Thank you for sharing and voted up.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Movie Master,

I definitely love the morning glories as well! Thanks for your comments.


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

This reminded me of a time I visited Chicago's botanical garden and saw a very exciting orchard where they were growing many things, including eggplant, leek, tomatoes, chili peppers, zucchini, spinach, chard, beets, apples, pears, blackberries (which are my personal favorite to grow), etc, etc, all of it lovely.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Claudia,

I love blackberries, too. I have never tried to grow those, but that sounds fun.


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Debra Charney 4 years ago from United States

Thanks, for sharing. I like your use of color, which comes naturally from your surroundings. I especially like the morning glories and your use of light as well. My favorite of course, is Sweety Cat on the garden steps!!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Debra,

I agree, Sweety cat is the star of the show here.


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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

A beautiful hub with great pictures !. I wish I were there to pick up some apples.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Agusfanani,

I would send you some apples if I could.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I think my favorite picture was of the morning glories... it seemed like they were glowing in the picture. It is amazing how many pictures you can take of everyday items and still come up with something amazing!


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Oh, Julia, this is so beautiful! The morning glory and the roses seem so touchable from my screen. I like all of your work but this one is by far my favorite!

My favorite garden fruit is blackberries, yum.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Barbergirl,

I really love morning glories, and I think their name is well deserved. Thanks for your nice comments!

Hi Marie,

I love blackberries too, but I think those are one of my sister's favorites. Thanks for your lovely comments!


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Peggy W 10 months ago from Houston, Texas

Those vine ripened tomatoes made me wish I could reach right into the screen and pick some! They looked luscious!!! My mother-in-law used to grow nasturtiums and use some of the spicy flowers in her salads. Not only did they add a spicy note, but they were pretty as well. Enjoyed viewing the growing pumpkins, morning glories and fruit laden apple trees. What a bounty!


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SweetiePie 10 months ago from Southern California, USA Author

My parents have a lot of fruits and veggies in their garden, which I like to photograph and eat.


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prettydarkhorse 5 weeks ago from US

I love the beautiful photos of produce.


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SweetiePie 4 weeks ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks, prettydarkhorse!

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