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

Yesterday was occupied again with gallery minding.


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.



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


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.


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



About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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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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