It was a beautiful early spring morning when Dermot McElduff of Duff Photography and I headed up to Brocklands nursery in the West Tamar valley hinterlands. Karen's a larger than life character and was ready for us with coffee and a gale of laughter.
Harry the dog accompanied us for most of the shoot. He's a self-possessed little fellow and he took a shine to Dermot. Later, as I prepared to leave, a horse wandered through the nursery and stopped for a brief encounter and a nose rub from Karen.
Beautiful light, lines and colour for photography in the hothouses, a person could go a little mad here with the camera.
Photographing the photographer is always fun. They're so helpless. He says he worries about what I'm doing. So he should.
You can see the full story, with proper photographs by Dermot McElduff, in the summer issue of Graziher magazine, available on the website. Published quarterly, it's Australia's newest and best magazine all about women on the land, with stories and insights about women from every state. Recommended!