Worth a thousand words
David E. Perry is one of those photographers who is as good with a keyboard as he is with his camera.
That's why his garden photo blog speaks so eloquently in both languages. Here is how he introduces himself.
His blog, he says, is about a "blue-collar love affair with gardens." And "oh yeah, coupled with that, from time to time, a bit of shared expertise in the art of actively seeing ...and then capturing what one sees. "If I were to somehow leave the impression that I consider myself some sort of gardening expert, I’d be misleading you. I’m not. I am instead a practicing gardener, still quite capable of unintentionally wounding and sometimes even killing plants that I really just want to nurture, a guy who despite that (ironically), has always found healing with his hands in the soil. I’m also a guy who sometimes struggles with feelings of inadequacy in the presence of gardeners who can see so much deeper into a garden’s bones than I, so much more intuitively into a plant’s nature ...and let's not even start with those who effortlessly rattle off the Latin names of every botanical specimen in sight.
Perry was at the Garden Writers Association convention in Raleigh and here are his impressions, in both words and pictures, of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the campus of Duke University.