The Friday Flower – After the Rain

Well Friday has rolled round again and what a week it has been. It started off on a positive note but unfortunately went down hill, however this seems to be the norm at the moment and so when Friday comes around it’s a relief. The tension in my neck and shoulders seems worse than ever and I think I need to see about some serious massage therapy, but until then I have my flowers to cheer me up and put the smile back on my face. Gardening has always been an outlet for me, more so now I have the greenhouse! This evening has been a treat as although it is cool, grey and damp the droplets remaining after the rain storms look beautiful on the emerging flowers and leaves, the plants seem as relieved as I do that it’s Friday, their stress has been lack of real water for weeks and so now they look refreshed and revitalised. Here is the sole surviving Allium, sadly last years terrible slug fest seems to have destroyed the other bulbs, but this one is a treat, I hope you like it! Have a lovely relaxing weekend and thanks again for all your views, likes and comments!

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41 Day 90 – Flowers in Colour versus Black & White

Ive been looking through the wonderful blogs that I follow and can honestly say that there are some simply stunning black and white images, so much so that they have inspired me to look a little closer and experiment with converting from colour. So, seeing as it has been a total washout of a weekend with some of the worst weather I have seen in a while I have recruited some models from my kitchen to work on! I have added the original colour image as well as the black and white version, again editing is not my forte or my preference but in this case I quite like the fact that the highlights and edges of the water droplets are really lifted against the contrasting darker areas, yet the original softness of the subject remains…ps Ive added a few images today seeing as I missed yesterday!!!

41 Day 85 – Flowers After the Rain

Those of you who live in Britain understand the randomness of our weather which provides us with an endless supply of conversations, mainly about the rain, or the lack of it! But there is something quite magical about the place after its rained, the smell of the earth, damp and rich, the clean feel to the place, and the flora seems to be somewhat more perky! I love the way the droplets settle on leaves and flowers, gathering and pooling, running off or dripping to the ground under the pull of gravity. The heads of the tulips in todays post bowed under the added weight of the droplets, bending down to take a look at the ground, no longer upright and worshipping the sun!