Spring in the garden is a simply marvelous season! New growth and blooms and the energy of the cycle of life seems to be bursting forth everywhere!
The yellow daisies around the corner and the bright pink of the Indian Hawthorn at our front door are welcoming the bees too.
Photo 1: Single yellow daisy
Photo 2: Think pink
Photo 3: Pale pink Geranium
Photo 4: Dancing yellow daisy
Photo 5: Perfectly pink
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Magic happens in the minutiae of life that we are usually blissfully unaware of. Seeing the details of the ordinary up close gives a new perspective on the wonders the world holds.
I have always wanted a macro lens but could never justify the cost of one. Instead I used the lens I had to get as close as I possibly could.
Then for Christmas my darling husband surprised me with a beautiful new Canon macro lens. I almost wept with joy! A whole new world of photography awaited.
These are my first attempts at using it. It will take some getting used to but I am already thoroughly enjoying myself.
Photo 1: Salmon pink Geranium Macro
Photo 2: Abelia husks
Photo 3: Pink stocks
The Salmon Pink Geranium in my garden is not very big nor is it a prolific bloomer which is no surprise considering how little water it gets during the drought but every now and then it blooms and it’s wonderful to watch it emerge.
Photo 1: Geranium buds
Photo 2: Emerging Geranium
Photo 3: Bud visitor
Photo 4: Geranium blooms and buds
Photo 5: Geranium blooming
Photo 6: Last to open
Photo 7: Geraniums in the rain
Photo 8: Geraniums in full bloom
A Facebook friend, teaching in Afghanistan, invited me to participate in the gratitude challenge. I thought it was a lovely idea and so I added some text to my pics to go with the theme.
Photo 1: Grateful People
Photo 2: Charming Gardeners
It was a bit breezy in the garden this morning so not great conditions for floral photography outdoors but there were still some lovely blooms to snap.
Photo 1: Hybrid Tea Roses
Photo 2: Betty Boop opening
Photo 3: Betty boop bud
Photo 4: Betty Boop bloom
Photo 5: Gardenia at the door
Photo 6: Bud over bloom
Photo 7: Frilly pink roses
Photo 8: Geraniums in bloom
Another experiment with droplets and spider webs.
Photo 1: Sparkling Pink Geranium
The cobwebs in the ivy provided a lovely settling spot for some water droplets. Clearly we have several spiders! To add a touch of a colour I added a pink Geranium. It was rather difficult to get the droplets on the web in focus as the slightest camera shake or breeze produced fuzzy smudges. Here are some of the results.
Photo 1: Wet spiderweb and pink Geranium
Photo 2: Pink Geranium under web of droplets
Photo 3: Sparkling droplets and Geranium
Photo 4: Ivy, droplets and Pink Geranium
Photo 5: Geranium on wet cobweb
Photo 6: Droplet Shimmer
Photo 7: Droplets on web over Ivy
Such a common flower that comes in so many varieties but always lovely to see.
Photo: Geranium ground cover
Loved the intricate pattern of deep pink veins on this flower.