Hiltrud "Sam" Webber

Hiltrud "Sam" Webber

I was baptized, Hiltrud Maria Masuch, in Domnau, County Bartenstein, East Prussia, Germany. During WW II, my mother, brother and I fled from the Russian invasion. In 1959 I came to the US to increase the knowledge of my business English. Instead I studied entomology and eventually specialized in Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). I kept a large butterfly garden. Hence my interest in flowers. I am married with children.
Hiltrud “Sam” Webber

Hiltrud "Sam" Webber passed away unexpectedly in August 2011. This memorial gallery has both photographs she posted plus many others contributed from her extensive library of photographs of the plants, scenes and attractions found throughout Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. She is missed by many but by viewing her collection of photographs, you can appreciate her love of flowers, shrubs, trees, insects,and other attractions found throughout the Parks as seen through her eyes.You can tour the Botanical Center's grounds and many beautiful gardens with a few clicks of your mouse.

Photographs by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber
Galleries designed by Barbara Clark
Introduction by George Deatz

Editor's Note: Please also visit Sam's YouTube gallery which is a collection of her photos in a slide show format. Also visit Sam's resurrected website: ofbooksandbutterflies.com.

Friday, 20 July 2012 19:00

Around the Parks

Here are photos that did not fit in any other gallery.

This is the last gallery of pictures taken by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber.

When I began this project in early September 2011, my goal was to preserve her photographs and to show the beauty of the many gardens in the Parks which are ever changing. Choosing from thousands of pictures was challenging but enjoyable. Sadly, some of quality and beauty was lost in many photos because of the website's file size restrictions.

After seeing how Sam loved photography and the Parks, hope you are inspired to experience this extraordinary area for yourself. If you do, I am sure you will return often. Since these galleries are at your fingertips for reference, please enjoy them frequently and invite others to join you.

My gratitude to George Deatz, past president and board member of Friends of the Garden for his advice, guidance, and faith in me.  Also to RJ Jacob, FOG Administrator, for his assistance and patience, I am truly appreciative.   

A special thank-you to those who assisted in the identification of many flowers:

Clydette Alsup-Egbers
Renae Bernskoetter
George Deatz
Brian Edmond
Peter Longley
Frank Shipe
Barbara St Clair
Katie Steinhoff
Pam Trewatha

Doing this project has been an honor. Barb Clark

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:00

September Flowers 1

Sam saw these in September.



Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:00

September Flowers 2

More flowers seen in September by Sam.


Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:00

October Flowers

 Sam photographed these in October .


Friday, 06 July 2012 19:00

July Flowers 1

July flowers as seen by Sam.


Friday, 06 July 2012 19:00

July Flowers 2

More July flowers from Sam.


Friday, 06 July 2012 19:00

August Flowers

Flowers seen in August by Sam.


Friday, 29 June 2012 19:00

June Flowers 1

Flowers seen by Sam in June.


Friday, 29 June 2012 19:00

June Flowers 2

More flowers seen in June by Sam.


Friday, 29 June 2012 19:00

June Flowers 3

Sam's pictures of flowers blooming in June.


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