The Beauty of Garden Photography

As an amateur photographer my dream is to capture the beauty of every day life, and plants are truly exquisite. Not only do flowers bring a sense of joy to my world, but these inspire many of my drawings and paintings. I also love to watch the cat Anastasia and the new kitten Stripey frolic among the flowers and vegetables in their garden up in the San Bernardino Mountains. Watching a baby kitten discover the joy of catnip, or sniffing a flower for the first time in her life is truly glorious, and nothing could be more joyful than that! Today in our harsh political environment I often need an escape from talk of politics, so I love to look at garden pictures to help me find a sense of peace and calm. I hope you enjoy scrolling through this slide show as well.

A group of potted plants are congregated in the garden.
A group of potted plants are congregated in the garden.
Thyme potted plant and lavender are near each other.
Thyme potted plant and lavender are near each other.
Apple tree off to the side with a view of the potted plants.
Apple tree off to the side with a view of the potted plants.
Another view of the beautiful apple trees in the garden, which are along the borders.  I just love looking at the shape of the apples, and picking this in the late summer and early fall.
Another view of the beautiful apple trees in the garden, which are along the borders. I just love looking at the shape of the apples, and picking this in the late summer and early fall.
Looking down from the old sequoia trunk to the garden below.
Looking down from the old sequoia trunk to the garden below.
The apple tree and more planted pots in the garden.
The apple tree and more planted pots in the garden.
Looking down on thyme plants with tomatoes in the background, and the leaves of an apple tree in the foreground.
Looking down on thyme plants with tomatoes in the background, and the leaves of an apple tree in the foreground.
Here is a picture of the thyme from a different angle.
Here is a picture of the thyme from a different angle.
Walking around the apple trees on the garden path.
Walking around the apple trees on the garden path.
Here is another photo of the tall bean plants, the apple tree, and even the cedar tree in the background.
Here is another photo of the tall bean plants, the apple tree, and even the cedar tree in the background.
A closeup of apples on the branch with oak tree leaves in the background.
A closeup of apples on the branch with oak tree leaves in the background.
Patches of blue sky are poking through the leaves and the branches of the apple tree.
Patches of blue sky are poking through the leaves and the branches of the apple tree.
A beautiful swath of blue sky is a lovely contrast to the light green color of the leaves of the apple tree.
A beautiful swath of blue sky is a lovely contrast to the light green color of the leaves of the apple tree.
The zig zag of the apple tree is very interesting to look at.  I love trees and plants in nature that do not look streamlined, and in gardens as well!
The zig zag of the apple tree is very interesting to look at. I love trees and plants in nature that do not look streamlined, and in gardens as well!
Glancing around the garden I see many plants that are soothing, and photographing these is quite alluring.
Glancing around the garden I see many plants that are soothing, and photographing these is quite alluring.
White daisies and yellow sunflowers can be spotted in this picture.
White daisies and yellow sunflowers can be spotted in this picture.
Here are string beans from a vertical rather than horizontal view.
Here are string beans from a vertical rather than horizontal view.
Looking down on the top of the tomato plants.  Standing on a hill to get this picture.
Looking down on the top of the tomato plants. Standing on a hill to get this picture.
Looking down at the top of the bean plants and daffodils from another angle.
Looking down at the top of the bean plants and daffodils from another angle.
A view of the garden from the top of the hill, with a glimpse of the fence in the foreground.
A view of the garden from the top of the hill, with a glimpse of the fence in the foreground.
Anastasia is a manx tuxedo cat who loves to play in the garden.  Here she is sitting near the garage, that borders the garden.
Anastasia is a manx tuxedo cat who loves to play in the garden. Here she is sitting near the garage, that borders the garden.
The new little kitten named Stripey is hiding behind a patch of vinca.
The new little kitten named Stripey is hiding behind a patch of vinca.
Stripey cat is looking directly at the camera as she continues to hide behind the vinca patch.
Stripey cat is looking directly at the camera as she continues to hide behind the vinca patch.
A closeup of Stripey next to a planter.
A closeup of Stripey next to a planter.
Here you can still see Stripey hiding behind the vinca with the purple flowers off to the side.
Here you can still see Stripey hiding behind the vinca with the purple flowers off to the side.
Closeup of the purple plants in a turquoise colored planter.
Closeup of the purple plants in a turquoise colored planter.
Another closeup of Stripey with vinca in the background.
Another closeup of Stripey with vinca in the background.
Another picture of the vinca near the garage.
Another picture of the vinca near the garage.
Stripey playing in the dirt near the vinca.
Stripey playing in the dirt near the vinca.
A look at the dirt where the planter is located.
A look at the dirt where the planter is located.
Another view of beautiful greenery in the garden.
Another view of beautiful greenery in the garden.
Here is another shot of some of the green plants in the garden.
Here is another shot of some of the green plants in the garden.
A step stool in the garden with Stripey cat underneath it.
A step stool in the garden with Stripey cat underneath it.
A closeup shot of some beautiful white daisies.
A closeup shot of some beautiful white daisies.
Another picture of the green tomatoes growing in the garden.
Another picture of the green tomatoes growing in the garden.
Stripey is drinking water from a bowl in the garden.
Stripey is drinking water from a bowl in the garden.
A closer closeup shot of Stripey lapping up water from her bowl in the garden.
A closer closeup shot of Stripey lapping up water from her bowl in the garden.
Lovely green tomatoes that will hopefully ripen soon enough.
Lovely green tomatoes that will hopefully ripen soon enough.
Another picture of lovely green tomatoes.
Another picture of lovely green tomatoes.
Here is a closeup of a nice juicy red tomato, which would be lovely in a sandwich or a salad.
Here is a closeup of a nice juicy red tomato, which would be lovely in a sandwich or a salad.
Another picture of a nice red tomato in the garden.
Another picture of a nice red tomato in the garden.
A nice shot of a green tomato in the garden.
A nice shot of a green tomato in the garden.
Closeup of a bean leaf in the garden.  I always enjoy looking at the shape and the texture of leaves.
Closeup of a bean leaf in the garden. I always enjoy looking at the shape and the texture of leaves.
A closeup of the lovely yellow sunflowers,which would be fun to sketch.
A closeup of the lovely yellow sunflowers,which would be fun to sketch.
Greenery is fun to look at in the garden, and I enjoy taking some of my pictures from a sideways angle because I think of what a bee must see when he flies through the garden.
Greenery is fun to look at in the garden, and I enjoy taking some of my pictures from a sideways angle because I think of what a bee must see when he flies through the garden.

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Lovely garden you have there and the cats look right at home!

Love and peace

Tony


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fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

Beautiful pictures of a really lovely garden. You are very dedicated and your passion shows. Cute kitty, too!


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

tonymac,

You are sweet to say that, but this is not my garden. I just like to take pictures of pretty plants, flowers, and cats.

fetty,

I wish I were a great gardener, but I cannot take any credit for it. I just like to take pictures of the kitten among the flowers and such.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for showing all these lovely pictures.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate your nice comments Hello, Hello!

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