Spring in Atlanta, 1958

Spring in Atlanta, 1958
My grandfather working in his garden, spring, 1958.

Some time in late 1957 or early 1958 my father bought an Argus C3 Rangefinder camera. This began a life-long love affair with photography.  His father loved gardening. He grew beautiful flowers and plants. I remember him having nursery beds behind their house. These were frames he built out of lumber and then filled with coffee cans. Each can had a cutting he’d taken from a plant that was being prepared either to plant in the yard or give away to family and friends.

I enjoy both of these things. I love to take pictures and I love to garden. I guess I come by them honestly from my father and grandfather.

So, when I began looking at slides dad made with his new camera in the spring of 1958, I was excited to see these two passions intersect. Though faded with time, here are some pictures of my grandfather’s flowers that year:

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