My name is Alan, and somehow over the past 8 years or so I've become a gardener.
I live and garden in suburban St. Louis, and my favorite plant is bamboo.
I love taking photos when I'm outside. (Most of the photos on this site were taken with a Pentax K200D and I use the kit lens when working on projects.) I have a collection of vintage manual lenses that I use when I am just taking photos.
I love discovering interesting things in my garden, especially insects and spiders.
With few exceptions I'm a critter lover, especially those found in the garden.
I love rocks, and wood, and clouds, and seasons. I like big plants. I wish I had snakes and lizards in my yard. My favorite times of year in the garden are mid-spring and early fall. My favorite time of day in the garden is early morning, just after sunrise.
When I'm not gardening, I write computer software to produce visual effects at GenArts, Inc. You can see the products I've helped to develop on this site.
You can contact me via email at this link. I'd love to hear from you!