Presenting my first booksigning at Gallery Bookshop in the village of Mendocino last Friday had an unexpected bonus: I found out the dahlias were in bloom at Mendocino Botanical Gardens. Synchronistically, I had arranged to drop off a stack of my books for their garden shop the next day, so after an early morning run with the Border Collies, on Saturday I headed north along the coast to Ft. Bragg. In spite of predicted rain it was dry and the hazy light was perfect for a shoot. However, dahlias, it turns out, are not as easy to shoot as one might think. When looking through the camera’s eye one learns this. They are random and independent fellows, and not inclined to bunch perfectly as a photographer might prefer. Topping this reality was a light breeze. Plenty of soft words were spoken to these flowers, asking them to cooperate for the split seconds of a camera click. Sometimes they actually did. Quite nicely, in fact. I find them cheerful, sturdy, and very very colorful! Enjoy!
Which was your favorite?
Love and gardening blessings,
Book News! Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden is now available in five Copperfield’s Books– in Napa, in Healdsburg, in Petaluma, in Calistoga and in Santa Rosa (Montgomery Village). Please note I will be doing three author Meet and Greet events, at Copperfield’s Books in Healdsburg November 6th, Copperfield’s in Calistoga November 20th, and Copperfield’s in Napa December 4th. Plant Whatever Brings You Joy is also available, happily, in Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ; in Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA; in Malaprop’s in Asheville, NC; in Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino, CA; in Mendocino Botanical Gardens Garden Shop in Ft. Bragg, CA; in Grace Hudson Museum, Three Sisters and Mendocino Book Store in Ukiah, CA! And my book is now available in Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park! Please feel free to recommend your favorite independent bookstore! For complete book information please visit www.estrellacatarina.com
Must share this lovely review which just came in from The Gardeners’ Club in Santa Cruz! Santa Cruz readers, again, can visit the lovely Bookshop Santa Cruz for their copies!
Posted on September 21st, 2010 by Kathryn
Filed under: Plants