Garden Movie (the trailer)

Maine is an extraordinary place to garden. The seasonal extremes are right on the edge of survival for many common edible plants with a daylight range of 6.5 to nearly 18 hours and temperatures from minus 15  to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The visual evidence of the garden changes dramatically from bare ground and branches, to 3 – 5 feet of snow cover, back to brown and then an explosion of bright green starting in May. To capture some of this process I began taking a photo a day this spring, focusing on exactly the same spot from the same location. I plan to knit them together into a little animated garden movie. (The plot won’t be much but the acting is terrific.) I won’t have time for the project till winter sets in, but meanwhile – here’s the first photo from April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013And here’s the same view on Saturday, June 15. The road is now only visible when I catch a car going by.

June 15, 2013What a difference a few hours daily gain of sunlight can make!


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