Cee’s B&W Challenge : Flowers

Flowers in Black & White

I took all of these photos last year sometime in Spring. They are all taken around Oatlands at my house, the hospital and down the High Street. All the flowers looked so pretty in colour I thought it a shame to fade them to B&W. The photos did remind me of old gardening magazines I used to read years ago. There was one called “Your Garden” and I had a lot of those. Everyone should have planted their Spring bulbs by now and I am looking forward to seeing all the flowers at the Botanical Gardens. I don’t have so many flowers in my own garden because I am too lazy to do the hard work it requires to have a nice garden. Here are my flowers for this week’s challenge.

DaffodilsMorning GloryPansiesPom Pom flowers 2Pom Pom flowers 3rose 1Rose 2flowers

Snapshot Sunday: Down in the Garden Shed

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After three wet days the sun finally came out for a while today so I unpacked the box of bulbs I got in the mail the other day and planted them in pots ready for spring. A handful went under the apple tree as a gift to the garden. While I was out there I decided that it was high time that I cleaned up the garden shed so I did. I was proud of myself for completing this chore so I took some photos to celebrate.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves or Trees

Leaves or Trees

I just acquired my first smart phone so some of these photos were taken on it while I try to get used to operating the camera.

Smartphone Photos:

Cyclamen Leaf from my new cyclamen plant.
Leaves on my Poinsettia plant.
A leaf from the apple tree.

DSLR Photos:

The trees in my garden are favourite subjects and I’ve taken a lot of photos of them in every season over the past three years or so.

Weeping Maple in my garden.
Leaves on my Japanese Maple.
New leaves on the Photinia hedge. Spring 2017

 

 

Snapshot Sunday: Poinsettia

A favourite plant at Christmas time.

My Cyclamen has been put away for the summer to rest so I bought a Poinsettia. There are always a lot of these plants about at this time of year as their colourful foliage isĀ  popular for Christmas decorating.

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