Summer garden photography is enjoyable for people who love to garden, or those who prefer to be behind the camera. I attribute beautiful garden pictures to the attractive plants, flowers, and two cats that like to frolic in a garden up in the San Bernardino Mountains. Garden photography is also an inspirational way to map out the layout of a garden, and to help plan what would work best for the next summer. Looking at photographs of the same garden over the years helps to see how the same garden has evolved over time.
Sweety cat is inspecting the garden being planted in June of 2011. | Source
Sweety is walking down the garden path and the tomatoes have just been planted. | Source
Sweety cat is visible next to this raised garden bed. | Source
These marigolds have just been planted in the garden. | Source
The young tomatoes are beginning to grow in the garden. | Source
One day in June of 2011, I documented the early stages of a summer garden with my camera. The plants, Annie cat, and Sweety cat are the stars of this photo essay.
Various flowers planted in containers to keep the gophers at bay. | Source
A beautiful lavender color on the blooms of this plant. | Source
A terrace in the garden is formed with dirt and rocks. | Source
Sweety cat is alluring. | Source
Shadow play in the garden. | Source
The beauty of white irises in bloom. | Source
Meandering through the garden gives me an opportunity to gaze a the beauty of the plants and flowers. It is quite meditative as well. Photographing a garden is like visual yoga, for me it is anyway.
The marigolds are one of the first plants to be planted in these containters. | Source
The rosemary plant is quite larger than the tomato plants, which are still growing. | Source
Another picture of the rosemary growing in the garden. | Source
The tomato plants are getting larger. | Source
Tomatoes planted in the raised bed containers. | Source
The tomatoes are on display in the garden. | Source
Sweety cat looking up. | Source
Sweety cat meandering through the garden. | Source
The shadows of flowers on the rock. | Source
Cats playing in garden are enticing to photograph, especially when they are surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers.
Sweety cat is standing up on a rock. | Source
The chives are in bloom. | Source
The sunlight will help the tomato plants grow. | Source
The shadows caste by the tomato plants in the garden. | Source
Closeup of the tomato plants. | Source
Annie cat is soaking up the garden sun, and dressed for the event in her tuxedo. | Source
I also enjoyed photographing the bird bath in the garden, but unfortunately no birds were around at that moment in time because Sweety cat and Annie cat were playing nearby. The birds are smart creatures and always take off when a cat shows up. Another thing I photographed were the bean plants that were beginning to grow in June of 2011 when the summer garden had just been planted.
Loose leaf lettuce growing in a container. | Source
You can grow lettuce from seed in containers such as the one in the photograph. | Source
Sweety cat is sitting on the garden path. | Source
Sweety cat is admiring the plants in the garden. | Source
Sweety cat is looking down at the garden path where she is lying. | Source
Sweety cat is tending to her paws in the garden. | Source
Sweety cat is lying down in the garden, and I captured this image of her beautiful face. | Source
Standing up on the terraces and looking down on the garden. | Source
Daisies growing in the garden. | Source
The tomato plants are getting taller in the raised container bed. | Source
A view of the garden in late June. | Source
Capturing more garden scenes is something I quite enjoy doing with my camera.
Later in June I captured more pictures of the flowers and plants in a garden a mile high above the San Bernardino Valley. The San Bernardino Mountains is a place where there are four seasons in Southern California, and summer is the prime growing season.
The profuse color of blooming chives. | Source
Slightly out-of-focus picture of | Source
Annie cat among the plants. | Source
I love the white stripe on Annie's nose. Bobby cat did not show up for this photography session, but if you read any of my other hubs, you will know her white strip is more prominent than Annie's. | Source
The beauty of Annie's fur in contrast to the greenery. | Source
A bird wind spinner in the garden. | Source
Sweety cat is the star of this garden show, popping up more than Annie. She was only about ten months old around the time of this photo shoot. | Source
Closeup of the bloom chives. I love the lavender color of the blooms. | Source
Sunlight on the leaves of the tomato plants. | Source
The tomato plants continue to grow up in the sunlight. | Source
Many tomato plants are growing in the garden. | Source
Annie plant is sitting next to the pepper plants growing in containers. | Source
The garden can be a very inspirational place, and you can even find artwork and picture frames to remind yourself of gardening during the bleak part of winter.