About me

I live in Lafayette, California, a suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area.

I love roses! They’re my muse in photography, writing, and garden design. Our garden, of more than 300 roses, provides endless inspiration, including the publication of two rose books: The Poetry of Roses (1995); R is for Rose (2005).

I’ve wanted a photoblog for a long time. Now, I finally have one, and I relish the freedom and opportunity to share images with you, even pictures without roses.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think,


PS My 2009 wall calendar will be ready for sale soon at Amazon. Here's a shot of the cover with a bouquet of moss roses.

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If you'd like to purchase a print, please send me an email:  carolyn@rosesfromatoz.com

Thankyou for your inspiration! To the following photobloggers, whose work I have bookmarked and admired for three years. Camera Equipment

I shoot with two cameras simultaneously to avoid changing lenses, and for back-up.

Canon 20D, Canon 30D

Lenses: Canon zoom lens EF 24-70 mm; Promaster spectrum 7 100mm macro; Canon EFS 18-55 mm.


Power Mac G5

Epson Perfection 4870 to scan Hasselblad transparencies taken before I went digital. The pictures with a square format are usually Hasselblad images. My file cabinet is bursting with them, and I'm happy to show some of them here.

Epson Stylus Photo R800

  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
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