Posted on | January 26, 2012 | No Comments
Garden clubs, camera clubs and botanical gardens ….what a great way to get rid of the winter blahs! Alan and I had the distinct privilege of giving a talk and workshop for the North Country Garden Club ( http://ncgc.org), a Garden Club of America earlier this month. Held at Coe Hall in the Planting Fields Arboretum (http://www.plantingfields.org), it was special from the very moment that Henry Joyce, Executive Director of the foundation, graciously greeted members and guests at the door of the beautiful mansion.
The lecture, Garden Light, was cheery on a very rainy day. The workshop drifted from classroom to greenhouse and back with a very enthusiastic group. The members of the NCGC, like most GCA clubs, are a wonderful audience: knowledgeable, interested and serious about their gardening and photography. While the poinsettias in this photo are probably gone by now, the camellia house will be peak pretty soon. BTW, Don Meyer, a RiverDell High School classmate of Alans took the photo. Thanks Don.
The Ridgewood Camera Club (http://www.ridgewoodcameraclub.org), New Jersey’s largest camera club, provided a trip down memory lane for Alan (he was president in 1985!) when they invited him to speak this month. Established in 1937, the one hundred and sixty (!) members of this club are avid photographers of all types.
A busy time for indoor programs, Alan provided photography tips and advice last weekend at the Caribbean Flower Show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden. He had an opportunity to take a different group of people through the show area each half hour. He will do this again Feb. 19, 20 and 26. Go to http://www.nybg.org for more info.
For those of you already planning your fall schedule, don’t forget the weeklong macro photography class at Maine Media Workshops (http://www.mainemedia.edu) September 9 – 15th. This is an amazing opportunity to photograph gardens, tidal pools, an antique store as well as the gorgeous scenery of coastal Maine.