Seasons in the Garden

Clockwise from Top Left: 1. My garden today, January 28, 2013. 2. October 2012. 3. April 2012. 4. June 16 2012.

This morning I took a photo of the garden as it was after a fresh snowfall. Shortly afterward, I dug into my phone’s photo archives and found an image taken from the same perspective approximately 3 months ago, back in October. What a difference!



Seeing the contrast side-by-side encouraged me to dig back further into my archives to find photos that represent the remaining seasons, also taken from very similar perspectives.

Early Summer


It’s interesting to see them together. Fall’s mature wildness. Early summer is full and lush. Spring is colourful but so diminutive as the plants are only freshly underway for the season. Winter is white and brown with little peeks at green that poke their noses out when the blanket melts away slightly.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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9 thoughts on “Seasons in the Garden

  1. It’s incredible how much growing these plants do in one season! I can see your garden path slowly disappearing… I love the wildness of the fall garden!

  2. Love it. These are some of my favorite kinds of pictures – a garden over time! I personally love “fall’s mature wildness” best.

  3. I’m new to the blogosphere and just discovered your blog…what a treasure trove! I love this post…what a neat idea. Great for reflection!


  4. Beautiful and inspiring. Each season in your garden has a distinct quality that comes to my mind when I look at your pictures.

    On a very cold day here a week ago, I was watching some old episodes of Recreating Eden and watched yours again with lots of enjoyment and I was thinking ‘I wonder if sometimes she misses her balcony/terrasse garden’. Seeing your garden here, I guess not.

    Thank your for those pictures,


  5. I have finally found another gardener with similar challenges – my small garden in CT is set up like yours and when viewing from an upstairs window – I could be looking at yours. I found you through Margaret Roach’s blog and look forward to sharing this year in gardening with you.

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