Getting a Closer Look

Getting a Closer Look

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

One of my goals for my summer break is to begin using gear that I have purchased over the years but not taken the time to truly learn how to use.  The first items I have started exploring their full potential are my 

Holiday Lights at the Garden

Holiday Lights at the Garden

One of my favorite places to photograph holiday lights is at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  The garden is located in Belmont, NC.  Each year, visitors to the garden from the end of November to early January can enjoy a spectacular combination of garden elements and lights in the evenings.  This year Holidays at the Garden began November 20.  Visitors can enjoy the lights in the garden until January 3, 2016.

Some of the attractions during Holidays at the Garden include

Welcoming the Holidays at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

My holiday season began Wednesday morning at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  My mother first introduced me to this wonderful garden years ago.  Thanks to her, I have been a member ever since.

I have spent hours upon hours at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  I took my first photography courses there from my wonderful first teacher, Dave Kelly.  There is something to see and to photograph in every season at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Wednesday was my first day off of work for the Thanksgiving break.  I made my way, first thing,