Still work to be done

Still work to be done

I didn’t have to wait too long for this bee to land on the flower head that I was focussing on. As the flowering season draws to a close, there’s lots of work for the bees to do. That’s also true for gardeners!(Click on image for larger version.)

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Japanese anemone

Japanese anemone

As the gardening year (or at least, the flowering year) draws to a close here, I’m going to post a few flower photos. This one was taken in Alnwick Garden a few weeks ago.

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There’s nothing special about the processing – the flower speaks for itself.

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Going to seed #3

Going to seed #3

In recent years, I’ve become a bit fixated on thistle down. I love the contrast between the soft seedheads and the prickly nature of the plant.

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With this image, I was trying to use the grass as a frame for some of the thistle heads. It’s not exactly how I’d anticipated it, but I think it’s OK.

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Going to seed #1

Going to seed #1

My digital friend, Leanne Cole has a weekly feature on her site called Monochrome Madness. That be an appropriate title for this week’s entries here – all (well, almost all) of the images will be black and white.

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If you want to see the coloured versions of these photos, they will appear on my Flickr site (see link below).

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Schönbrunn’s gardens #2

Schönbrunn’s gardens #2

Today’s ‘alternative treatment’ is a favourite of mine – the black & white conversion, then pull through some colour.

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This one was a bit intricate and took a lot longer than I’d intended. But, I think it was worth the effort.

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Schönbrunn’s gardens #1

Schönbrunn’s gardens #1

Earlier this week I posted some patriotic flowers from Schönbrunn’s gardens. Toady I thought I’d show you the big picture. Although it’s not my cup of tea, it’s quite an impressive front garden.

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I found my way behind the fountains to try to get a sense of size and layout of the flower beds. We were there quite early, so there weren’t many people wandering around. Ninety minutes later, it was pretty crowded.

Lesson – the early photographer gets the shot.

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