October 9, 2015 … the flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la*

Yesterday was occupied again with gallery minding.

Flowers

Mixed flower bed

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.

Sparaxis

Sparaxis

The Sparaxis are particularly colourful and I like them a lot, though not enough to grow them myself.

Stem

A bluebell stem

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.

Bluebell

Very close to the flower

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.

More tomorrow.

*The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan

 

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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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One Response to October 9, 2015 … the flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la*

  1. nzphotog says:

    The last image is gorgeous!

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