donderdag 16 juni 2016

Just poppies

Sometimes it's in the most unthinkable corners of the garden you can find a wonderful photo opportunity.

To me, poppies, wherever they turn up in the garden, are reason enough to grab my camera.

Wind or rain can't keep me from trying to capture these fragile beauties.

Look at this special one with a touch of white on the edges.

It's really never happened before that there were so many poppies turning up
in our garden and not in the spot we'd expect them to either.

Somehow some poppy seeds must have ended up in and around the compost heap
because that's the spot where poppies are thriving in the garden this year.

Due to all the rain and wind we had over the last few weeks,
the poppies are hanging over the edge of the bin as if they were a waterfall
and the ones next to the compost heap have all fallen onto the grass 
and then getting themselves up again to bloom afterall.

Fragile but so resilient.

I love poppies, bright splashes of color on grey days.

Have a wonderful day,


dinsdag 31 mei 2016

Colourful roses on grey rainy days

I remember my previous post from a few days ago where I started by saying there was a gentle rain outside. That rain didn't stay that gentle though and since then it almost hasn't stopped raining, on the contrary, yesterday was the worst with a lot of heavy rainfall. The rain was accompanied by a lot of wind as well and that collaboration between the two led to a terrace full of rose petals and some flowers that broke off and were scattered all over the place.

 I couldn't just let those roses lay there or throw them away, so I picked them up and when the rain stopped for a while, I gathered some of the rose petals lying around and decided to make a little arrangement on the garden table and photograph it. I normally post the pictures I take with my phone only on IG but this is an exception. My camera was unavailable since my daughter needed it this week for a school assignment. I enjoyed taking these pictures and hope you also enjoy this little bit of brightness I gathered on this otherwise gloomy day. 

The roses on these pictures are, clockwise from from top left,
Minerva, Marie Curie, Ascot, Wife of Bath, Rhapsody in Blue, Leersum 700 and Munstead Wood.

Combination without the reds. Quite like this colourcombo.

Although maybe a little red really makes the colours pop.

The dark red of Munstead Wood is so hard to combine and to photograph well
but it's such a pretty rose, the very first rose I ever bought.

Petals in the picture! The orange petals are from rose Ashram.
It completely fell apart as I picked it up, so I could only use the petals.

The end of a bit of fun with rain battered roses.
Hope you enjoyed it.