Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I decided to start a blog because I wanted a place to bring together my words and images. And when I was waiting for the first flowers to appear at the beginning of the year, I knew that the garden would be the right place.
Confession: a dangerous word in public, however necessary.
Every word I type slumps under the weight of all the books I've read, all the authors I've admired, and every hour in the classroom (as student as well as teacher). And every photograph I take reveals the inadequacies of my equipment, my skills, and my imagination.
However, gardening is free. At least for me. I have few expectations of the garden or myself. Plants live and plants die. Some bloom one year and hold back the next. I go about my gardening by instinct and by books. It's science and it's magic. And it's life that makes my life ever so much better.


  1. Fabulous entrance into the Blogosphere, Emily!

  2. It's about time. Long overdue. Your photography is fabulous. Glad to see you finally bit the bullet.