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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:12 AM
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A Gardener's 2006 Retrospective
I have been enjoying these retrospectives VERY much.

In deciding to put my own together I developed a New Years resolution for myself. Set the !#@$^&**( time/date thing in the camera every time the batteries go. Just about all my photos think they were taken in Jan of 03- the setting the camera reverts to and the setting I seem to have left there each time I drop in new batteries as I am always in a hurry to catch some shot.

Many thanks for this idea.



January

Must be content with the greenhouse





February

Biding time with the houseplants





March

Cherry Blossoms in DC






April

Sprouting seeds and preying mantis babies






May

FINALLY






June

Window box






July

One of those babies grown up






August

Jersey Tomato






September

I think tropical storm Ernesto left this behind






October

Fruit tree branch brought indoors






November

from my ' silhouettes ' photo shoot- same day as the famous Hobbs shot- minus the famous Hobbs






December

Back in the greenhouse a few minutes ago

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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:55 AM
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1. November and March
are awesome shots! I have a picture of day lilly as well. That was your July photo, correct? Mine is red though.
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:19 PM
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3. March photo
I think those are my two best of the year- photo wise. ( with two children being maaried this year- I have some very sentimental photos I will always treasure) But, the one from March is so beautiful. It was such a day.

More on that here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:46 PM
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2. September is my fav
I love weird looking stuff - probably why I grow carnivorous plants. :D
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:56 PM
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6. never seen before or since
it was HUGE. Can you believe the colors?
I did see one that same week on another tree a few miles away. I stand by my theory that Ernesto blew some spores into town...that was a big storm here!
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:51 PM
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4. Beautiful!
As a gardener myself, I really appreciate these.
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:06 PM
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7. some others here:
http://community.webshots.com/user/jhain100

A few years worth on Webshots, Blue. Might make December in Alaska feel a little warmer.
The older ones taken with one of the first available- to -consumer -type digitals. I think the card held all of *8* shots at High Res. As fate woud have it- that camera took better macro pics than any I have had since. I ought to go dig it up.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:50 PM
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5. If you had only taken the March & October shots all year & nothing else
I would still be in awe. Those two shots are really terrific, as opposed to all the other merely excellent ones.
:toast:

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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:25 PM
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8. Thank you, JeffR
The cherry blossoms were an utter miracle that day. I will never forget them.....
Take a minute to look at that webshots album...magical, I tell you.

And, on that Oct afternoon I went out in search of a few pretty leaves to bring indoors....the entire branch came back with me... I loved the fact that it had so many shades of color...Mostly, I have all these mighty oaks...when they turn they do so quickly and rather monochromatical-ly. This little tree is a volunteer- I have no idea what it is.


The sheer pleasure of preserving it all with a little camera...Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:41 AM
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9. Nice theme Jhain!
Jersey 'maters. Yummy!! South Jersey does have the most delicious veggies and fruits. We used to go over near Glassboro and pick strawberries and blueberries in season, many moons ago.
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 07:32 PM
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10. The blueberries this year!
were as big as quarters and DELICIOUS. I was on a You Pick farm in Belleplain and talked to a woman who told me that she ships them to her Mom every year and they arrive perfectly edible. Keep in touch, 48% and I will send you some if we have a good year again.

Here's to 2007- May it be good for blueberries and humans alike.
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F.Gordon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:30 PM
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11. To see the "year grow"
Very nice take on the year.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:21 PM
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12. February, September, October and December!
All quite wonderful. October is particularly stunning. Such simplicity, and the color is wonderful. Nicely done! :applause:
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