Friday, April 24, 2009

My Herb, Shell, And Driftwood Garden.

Welcome to my herb garden.
This is one of my favorite places in my garden. It's my herb, shell, and driftwood garden.
Anyone who'd like to name all the herbs in this photo, please feel free to try. Hey, I just might offer a prize. I could dry an assortment of herbs and send them to you. Or try to send you a real bay tree seedling. It might could last 2-3 days in the darkness and restraint of a paper towel tube. Comment or e-me at
This is the first photograph above, cropped. If anybody can tell me what that little Pixieish-looking-like-thingie on the bottom right is, feel free to offer suggestions. And I daresay, if you don't live on the beach, you probably won't know. And a lot of people who do live at the beach don't know either. But, it definitely is a beach thing.
Now, I'm back at that quagmire
from the other post - To quote moi: I like the digitally enhanced starkness of this photograph. But in terms of photography, I don't think digital enhancement is quite sportin'. 't ain't Kosher neither. If you can't do it on your own, then it doesn't mean that much. Does it? Just how much digital-altering is allowable? Somehow, I see cropping as quite all right, since I would do that with my darkroom enlarger. Oh wait. I could also use different contrasts of papers, plus different textures - matte/satin/glossy - and still get old-timey as what I get digitally. I guess I just blew my rant about digital enhancement out of the water. Damn computers. I have a hard time with "technical art."
And the worst part about acknowledging this new photographic technology is that Imonna get a bunch of freaky people coming to my blog now because I put "digital enhancement" as a label down below. Now Imonna get Viagra spam. And worse. But that's all good. Because I get to share it all with you, my loyal readers.


Anonymous said...

Looks like fulgorite. Parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme (You better be humming this).
OK, where' my prize?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Ding ding ding ding ding.
We have a winner.

You missed the chives and fennel and cilantro.

But you did get the fulgarite correct.

But apparently you are spelling-challenged tonight.

Anonymous said...

But then you coudln't hum the song if I'd included everything.