just recently i realized how often i bring my camera with me into the garden. most of the time i grab my digital, but lately my film camera has been by my side. my camera is my tool of choice, really. i use my photos to document season to season, year to year in the garden. i am terrible at keeping a paper journal so often my photos do the journaling for me- helping to remember the pest problems, creative trellises from gardens past, & the date of our first tomato harvest last year. as the seasons progress, i add photos little by little to my gardening set on flickr.
i also really enjoy the art of garden photography, if there really is such a thing. pausing to savor fresh eggs in a basket, light flickering among green tomatoes on the vine, little seedlings bursting with energy & bouquet of june flowers. there are so many reasons to slow down in the garden - in our lives - & enjoy. my camera helps me do so.
i hope you will invite your camera along on your many trips to the garden.