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Winter solstice: Pivoting towards the sun

As winter solstice approaches, cold weather has enveloped the country – earlier than usual and colder too than in recent years. The cold front changed our sunny winter days to overcast, and last night brought some rain.

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The beauty of leaves

Flowers are often the focus when we think about gardens, and when we photograph them too. Leaves, seeds, grasses and bark, although beautiful, interesting and photogenic, are neglected by comparison. Continue reading “The beauty of leaves”

The garden’s magic carpet: Fallen leaves

Leaves are sometimes called the food factories of green plants. In the complex process of photosynthesis, leaves absorb sunlight and this energy is used to convert carbon dioxide and water into sugars and oxygen gas. Not only does this process provide food for the plant itself, but ultimately supports all life on Earth. The nutrients in plants and the oxygen gas released by plants are the basis of the food that we eat and the air that we breathe.

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