I've been taking more wide, landscape, type shots of my garden but I don't seem to be able to do as good of a job with them as I like. In part it's because my garden is a big old beautiful mess and the individual flowers look better. Part of it is my limitations as a photographer.I do think it's sort of funny how I practically have to climb through the roses to get from one section of my garden to the next, and I can tell you from experience that roses bite back.
It got me thinking about that line, I never promised you a rose garden. The idea of rose gardens as this calm, quiet, serene place is rather contrary to the plants which have rather sharp thorns.
Don't get me wrong. This time of year when I step out my back door, all I have to do is take a deep breath and I'm positively giddy with the lovely scent, and bowled over by the sights.
I even like that sweet smell of the meadow in the morning which is, in my garden's case, compost that's wet and strong; not the dung in cow pastures from which I think that phrase originates.I tried taking some shots of my garden standing on a ladder to get a wide view but I couldn't safely climb high enough and there is so much work I need to do that I wasn't happy with the photographs.I guess for now I'll stick with the small section shots and individual flowers. Hopefully, I'll get my garden in good enough shape to where I can get some better wide shots but I'm not counting on it. I'll probably keep climbing through the wilds and hope I don't get turned in to the garden police for my garden run amuck.