I am conscious about pointing my camera at someone's home and pressing the shutter - torn between respecting privacy and wanting to document this world in all its elements. Whenever possible, I ask permission and engage in interaction, seeking connection always.
On this day, the homeowner beamed with pride as I took pictures of the garden paradise he tended with loving care. He welcomed me to his back yard and pointed out various plants and flowers and described future plans for the garden.
Whether the garden is along the sidewalk in plain view, or hidden away like a treasure to be discovered, there is no greater joy than sharing what we love – the photographer and her love of taking pictures and the gardener and his love of cultivating plants.