The Month in Tens 2- 30 Days of September

Linking to Christina’s post for GBFD showing garden foliage, although there is not much not covered in flowers right now.

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I love to photograph, paint, draw, design, garden, travel the world, and pass on a few tips and ideas that I learned through experience as a Master Gardener and architect. I am highly trained in my field and enjoy my work each and every day. I garden in Niagara Falls, NY in zone 6-B. Find me at:
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18 Responses to The Month in Tens 2- 30 Days of September

  1. One says:

    This reminds me of your magazine. My favorites are 14 and 20th. Deer and geese roaming around freely has never been a common sight over here. Enjoy such photos.

    • I wanted to keep it different, but to add multiple images in one day does have the look of the magazine, I know. I am working on it and thought of a creative way to do the days and make it graphically more interesting. Much more work, so I am not sure if I will not go back to the first way.

  2. Christina says:

    Great selection of images, numbers 15, 16 and 18 would fit for a Loliage post too, see GBFD at
    I love the varied topics of the days, what an interesting life you lead. Christina

  3. andrea says:

    Interesting….and I don’t know how to write those words in photos!!! lol.

    • Andrea, you mentioned that before. If you have a paint program, use a small brush and paint the words with the mouse. It is tough to do it with a mouse, but not impossible. I use a stylus pen and tablet. It is like traditional writing. I also do it in Photoshop with layers, so I do not have to write directly on the image. It gives me a chance for a do over if my writing is really poor, like on Sept. 16 which I did hurriedly.

  4. Gorgeous shots, every one of them! I love the one of the deer running!

    • Karin, I snuck right up on the deer pair within 30 feet. Problem was, my camera was set to manual on the wrong exposure and I thought I put it back in landscape mode. I was snapping away and realized it too late. They got a whiff of me and ran away. Those photos would have been good had I been paying attention. The farm raises pet deer and hunts the wild one on the property, and I never saw wild ones in the fields before. So I was too excited to think like a photographer and set up my shots. 😦

  5. Donna says:

    Donna wonderful shots of September…your concept is a wonderful way to document the month as a garden journal. Everything still looks green and lush. I know mid month our temps dipped around 40 with a few areas hitting a frost and possible freeze. That has stabilized so I am hoping for a warm October.

    • It is a good way to have a garden journal, but gets pretty boring for readers if I only look at my own garden. That is why when I can, I show places I am at during the day, but not necessarily why I am at the place. When my work keeps me at the computer, is when I go out during the day to take a photos in my garden or a shot or two at the Falls. I think it would be great if more gardeners did this though. A photo a day, then a post three times a month. It really would show the garden changes, trips to nurseries, garden clubs or public parks. It also gives a sense of what it was like weather wise too. In winter, it is a bit more challenging though. Like really early today, I was at the apple orchard picking apples for a pie and then making my pie. It is in the oven as I write. It will be my post on Sunday, but show up for the next Month in Tens for Friday, since it takes up most of the day to pick apples and prepare a pie.

  6. b-a-g says:

    Certainly beats working in an office …

    • I just left a comment to Donna, explaining that my work is in an office, yet, since it is at home, I can just grab the camera and take a walk. Some days though, I am on a job and can only take photos where the property really is not in full view. So, hence, something the guys are working on. I have been making a point to have the camera with me most places I go now, just because I will need a shot for the day. It really makes me more disciplined in finding something worth an image. The day at the farm, I did have work to do, but also came home with many good images of things I like the farm for besides what is there for work.

  7. I love these posts! And now I want a stylus too 🙂
    The photosI liked the most were of September 11 and the shots with your Cleome.

    • Christine, Wacom tablet is my greatest design tool. I was going to get the more expensive Cintiq but I am so used to working with a tablet now, working directly on screen seems a little excessive. If I did the graphics for a living, I would have one for the added control, but it is of little use in my CAD app. I suppose if I did more freehand there, but that kinda defeats the precision to the use of CAD.

  8. Patsi says:

    That was a fun post. Got a kick out of you writing sideways on your pics.
    Boy you sure don’t hear the word “dreary” too ofter.(Mom used to use it alot).

  9. Alistair says:

    Terrific shots Donna set out in your wonderfully recognisable signature way, keep that clever method of the angular text in your pictures to yourself.

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