Yesterday was occupied again with gallery minding.
It was relatively quiet, and my car was being serviced, so I had to settle for photographs of the flowers around the gallery. On the North West corner, there is a bed with a cheerful mix of Sparaxis and Bluebells.
The Sparaxis are particularly colourful and I like them a lot, though not enough to grow them myself.
However, the bluebells bring distant childhood memories of time before our family migrated to New Zealand in 1954. I remember seeing them in forests in England and Germany, but until recently, I have not seen them in New Zealand. At the risk of upsetting the gardeners at the gallery, I plucked a single stalk and had a closer look with my macro lens.
I like getting very close to things with my camera but it seems I still have a lot to learn about managing depth of field.
*The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan