July 2, 2014 … cowering inside

Yesterday I stayed inside most of the day.

dead flower

Deceased rose

I like my comfort and was not motivated to venture out into the bleak weather. I decided to experiment further with the flowers that were about to be thrown out, beginning with the companion to the one I had used the previous day. At least this one was still recognizably, a rose.

Clover

Clover with tiny slug

I went outside, briefly, and retrieved a small cluster of clover flowers but was not especially happy with it except as a technical exercise. I used extension tubes to allow me to get very close, and the bonus was the discovery of the tiny slug crawling across the left-most flower.

Flower

Unidentified flower — Leucadendron perhaps?

The bouquet about to be discarded offered another bloom that was in reasonable shape. I am no botanist, but I suspect it to be a Leucadendron or something related thereto.

Centre

Centre of the flower

I was intrigued by the structure at the centre of the flower and added additional tubes for extreme close up, and was pleased to see something I presume to be pollen in the little pockets near the base.

I shall try to be a bit more adventurous tomorrow.

 

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About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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