top of page
1 3 DSC_9243 crpd5 spthld2 clnd2 rtd cpyrtd rszd.jpg

Photo Projects

The Gardener


“Does the gardener need some help?”


She has planted six tubs
with burgundy petunias, carmine fuschias;
golds, whites, and blues.


She has moved October’s pansies –
still living, can't toss –
and shade’s extra impatiens
to planters out back
under new-leaved trees.


Soft soil - gentle to hands;
plants in pots - pretty palettes;
but bending back - less sweet.


“Does the gardener need some help?"


“Yes, thank you – water and tidying - 
I have to ease my aching back.”
He trashes empty flats, small plastic pots;
composts weeds; unwinds a hose; sweeps;
sprays a deer-proof scent on plants
that have had a nibblers' haircut.


She muddies in her multi-colors,
sits on stoop, and feels a joy in work and rainbows.
Dragonflies flit by; a ruby-throat hovers
at Fothergilla catkins - so
a scarlet nectar-holder joins the flower-party.


Now, the yard is dressed.

                                                Anne Emerson, May 2017;

                                                revised 2023

The Gardener DSC_1566 brtnd shdwd rtd spthld cpyrtd rszd.jpg
The Gardener 2 DSC_1564 smfxd shdwd brtnd crpd cpyrtd rszd.jpg

Project Name

This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

Project Name

This is your Project description. A brief summary can help visitors understand the context of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

Project Name

This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

Project Name

This is your Project description. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

Project Name

This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

Project Name

This is your Project description. A brief summary can help visitors understand the context of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

bottom of page