Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The state of the garden

Even more little plants are optimists. I was out with the camera looking at the growth coming up in between everything left over from last year. Linda has begun to cautiously clean it up, but wants to be considerate of any little critters that might still think it's winter. We've seen a few bees buzzing around, but there isn't much for them to nibble on.

For readers new to the blog, I like to take photos of the garden throughout the year. I've got some ideas about getting a better red from the peony, and other interesting things to try. While the film camera is decidedly not a macro, I might try some photos with it as well. I am not a gardener, and typically don't even know the common name for the plants, let alone the latin. I know peony, rose, lily, and after that I'm on shaky ground. I'm told I goofed in the blog previous to this one. If you want to know what something is, or any details about it, leave a comment and I'll refer it to the gardening expert, Linda.

1. The green netting is to discourage the rabbits and deer from snacking on the tender plants.




5. I always think of these as the fractal plants. As you zoom in, there is ever more detail.



There was also a little blue thing, but I didn't like the shot. I'll try again.

Of the Day

Peony. This is an example of what I'm trying to avoid. The digital sensors really don't like this particular red. There will certainly be a film photo of this peony, perhaps several with different film stocks. Stay tuned.


Michelle and Antje, digital outtakes from our recent photoshoot.

Film, taken during a +15 wander after lunch with a buddy.

1 comment:

  1. Janice tried to comment and Blogger ate it. Via Facebook, she said
    "Aargh. Blogger's giving me grief. I'm signed it with Google but, for whatever reason, it doesn't seem to register that. Anyway, just wanted to say I enjoyed these images a lot. I particularly liked the composition of the lily image, and the beautiful blues and purples in a couple of the others. If it ever stops raining, I'll try to grab a few garden images as well - though our flowers are still a long way off."


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