cambra!

So I invested in a new camera recently: a DSLR! It’s a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS, and it was featured on Woot! so I was able to get quite a good deal. Hooray!

I’m still learning how to use it – just beginning to learn how, really. We’ve had such a warm winter thus far, I was able to take some photos out in the garden without even getting cold.

back garden

I clearly didn’t ever finish cleaning up in the gardens this fall – there are still weeds out there, but at least some of them are interesting to look at.

back garden

It’s been ridiculous how little snow we’ve had, and how many warm days. The grass, crabby and uneven as it is, would usually be protected somewhat in winter. Instead, we are constantly tracking in pieces of dead grass and there are lots of little muddy spots throughout the back yard. I haven’t decided yet what action we’ll take in the spring. We’ve contemplated having it re-sodded, but I am so loathe to spend such a lot of money on something as lame as grass.

back garden

The Coreopsis looks pretty even when it’s dead!

back garden

The purple wintercreeper is really looking nice on the ugly back fence. Hopefully by next year it’ll be all filled in, but at least what’s there is purple and lovely.

back garden

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growing in beside the garage

The garage-side bed in the back yard is growing in for spring. Further down I have a bunch of Daylilies and Asiatic Lilies, but this part has Daffodils, Coreopsis, Tulips, Poppy Anemone, Chives, and more.

garage-side garden

I really like the little bit of green that shows up in the white part of these mostly-pink Tulips.

garage-side garden

Poppy Anemone has quickly become one of my favorite bulbs over the past few years. They’re so pretty, they usually have a bunch of blossoms, and they bring a really vibrant shot of color to the garden. I have a bunch in the front garden and added some to this bed last fall.

Poppy Anemone

Such a happy garden!

garage-side garden