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Garden Photography

Updated on April 21, 2011

Blossom Photos

Spring blossoms
Spring blossoms | Source

Why Flowers

I have long been fascinated with photography. I can still remember the first camera I was given. It was one of those Polaroids where the film develops in front of you. I was completely mesmerized that something could snap in that moment and be imprinted immediately to a small piece of photograph paper. Of course, I never had any specialized training. It has always just been a hobby of mine to take photographs of nature. I love everything about it. Even the bees!

It's interesting that no two photos are ever the same. You may see a similar flower, but really, that flower is unique, it's only in it's original form for a very short time and once it is gone, what is replaced is never truly identical. So, capturing the beauty in that single moment is special and uniquely yours.



Splashes of Color

Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink | Source

A Splash of Color

I love the variety of color that you find in flowers. Besides the natural beauty of the flower itself, think about printing, matting and framing your own art for your home. I never really gave a lot of thought to the photographs I have taken until I had 3 great nieces all in the same year. I have done a lot of wedding and baby photographs. Taken countless photographs of family and friends and of course my beautiful family pets. But, the more I go through all of those photos, the more I realize how awesome it would be to leave some of the better work I have done for my family in the future. I have a lot of things that most people would not care about. But to me they are priceless. I have old dishes of my grandparents, photos of family I never met, old watches and pins. It really never mattered to me the value, because as far as I was concerned, it was priceless, just like the people who owned it before me. I decided that I would start photo albums for my great nieces and hopefully, one day when my sons get married, even their children. I want to share the beauty of nature with them and write stories about where each of these photos were taken. Because the past is as important as the future to me, and I want them to experience things that I did as well as my brothers and sisters, I thought, "how cool would it be to share my Mom's green thumb and garden". We all have always awwed over my Mom's beautiful flowers. My Mom is 76 years old and although I certainly expect her to be around for years to come. I want my great nieces to look back on the photos of her garden and see the same beauty we did.

Yellow Sunburst

Yellow Sunburst
Yellow Sunburst | Source

Memories of a Mothers Garden

Here is a little hint of how beautiful my Mom's garden really is and has been in the past. These are a few from my collection. I hope you enjoy looking at them, as much as I did. But, the photos are not nearly as beautiful as the actual flower itself.

You don't have to be a professional to take photographs. Digital cameras help you a lot more than most people realize. I hope you take the time out of your day to not just smell the roses, but take a photo too.


A Mothers Garden

Daisy Delight
Daisy Delight | Source
A taste of Spring
A taste of Spring | Source
Taking Flight
Taking Flight | Source
Morning Glory
Morning Glory | Source


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    • ugagirl66 profile imageAUTHOR

      Regina Harrison-Barton 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Thank you. I have been so blessed to have my parents in my life for so long. Now 77 and 76. I love them so much, and sharing their garden is just another thing that I love about them. My mom has a wonderful green thumb and she loves those flowers like babies. I can't wait to see what each new year brings to full bloom!

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      9 years ago

      Wonderful photos and flowers!

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      Loquacious Laura 

      9 years ago

      You have a gift! I particularly like the morning glory vine climbing up the wall. Nice perspective! Thanks for sharing such lovely photos and memories.

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      These are beautiful flower photos and such nice memories of your mother's garden and her green thumb. Really enjoyed this hub! Thanks!

    • ugagirl66 profile imageAUTHOR

      Regina Harrison-Barton 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks so much. I so enjoyed writing this hub. I love the art of flowers and the gift that my mom has in growing them so beautiful year after year. They bring me joy now and my photos will for years to come.

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      Movie Master 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have a great love for flowers, nature and photography, I so enjoyed reading this hub, you sound just like me!!!

      many thanks, voted up!

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      9 years ago from Texas

      Nice garden. A new fan here.

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      Fay Paxton 

      9 years ago

      Very lovely hub. Flowers are always a welcomed sight.


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      9 years ago from Virginia

      Great hub with some great photos....voted up

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      Christina Lornemark 

      9 years ago from Sweden

      Wow, how lovely pictures! You are right when urging us to take more photos and this wonderful hub is an inspiration!

      Rated up and beautiful! Tina

    • ugagirl66 profile imageAUTHOR

      Regina Harrison-Barton 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Thank you for your feedback. My Mom has a wonderful green thumb. I think sometimes I get more joy from her Gardens than she does. I look forward to the blooming every year.

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      9 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      This is a lovely article and beautiful pictures. Thank you for this delight.


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      M.S. Ross 

      9 years ago

      Photographs allow us to recall the joy of our gardens well into the winter months. Lovely hub.

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      b. Malin 

      9 years ago

      I loved your Hub and the Beautiful Photographs, what a treat!

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      9 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Nice I like flowers all the time all day. I have a Flowers hubpage. I still like the polaroid cameras too. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

    • ugagirl66 profile imageAUTHOR

      Regina Harrison-Barton 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Thank you. I really appreciate that~

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      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Absolutely beautiful photos. Rated up and beautiful.


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