My Mom's Gardens

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Alaska’s long summer days make for a fantastic growing season. Fresh organic vegetables are nearly impossible to come by in stores on Kodiak Island so being able to pick veggies straight from the garden all summer is a treasured treat. My mom grows an incredible vegetable garden every year. Growing up, my summer playground was an eclectic maze of wooden boxes overflowing with leafy greens, zucchini, garlic, potatoes, onions, broccoli, carrots, beets, turnips, and more.

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Walking through the garden always inspires creativity for me, especially around sunset. I use the different shapes, patterns, and colors of the vegetables in my designs. The soft golden light reflects off the plants, amplifying the colors and creating dramatic shadows that are wonderful to photograph. 


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The photos and products displayed in this post are all inspired from my mom’s summer vegetable gardens in Alaska. I hope they encourage you to appreciate the beauty in home grown food.