Single Lilac #2

Single Lilac #2

This is the same image as yesterday, with the background removed. I quite like the effect, although I wouldn’t use it often.

Taken in our garden in Perth, Scotland.

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Single Lilac #1

Single Lilac #1

By now you will have guessed that I’m a bit smitten by these poppies. I’m amazed by how simple they look from a distance, yet they are amazingly intricate when you get close to them. Maybe there a wider lesson in that?

Taken in our garden in Perth, Scotland.

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Frosty seedhead

Frosty seedhead

At the end of the gardening season, we decided to leave the seedheads on the poppies. The main reason for this was to allow the plants to self-seed.

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I’m very glad we left the seedheads, rather than cutting them back. The addition of frost helped me to appreciate the beauty of their form. Even a brown, decaying, dead thing can be beautiful.

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