As I began the series, a deep exploration into long exposure, wet cyanotypes, I was more conservative. The exposures were done with fresh plant material, spritzed with water, on freshly coated wet paper, and were left in the sun for hours - certainly a departure from the traditional cyanotypes I had done, but conservative relative to where I wound up. By the end of the series, I had gotten very experimental with the liquids I used before, during, and after exposure. The images carry with them the sense of delight I feel in my garden, and that I found in the making of the prints themselves.
The last images were set out for exposure in the face of a cold north wind blowing in fury ahead of our first frost of the season. This series, along with its companion piece, the lumen prints of Garden Dreams, Series 2, is truly my long goodbye to the garden of 2017.