There are lots of beautiful Australian native flowers. Paper daisies are now one of my favourites. I saw various colours at the gardens I visited on Thursday and I bought a bunch home.
They were a perfect subject for some macro photos.
Nature is rounded, full of curves.
The landscape, the clouds, trees, bushes, flowers, leaves, petals.
I visited Inverawe Native Gardens today and spent a delightful couple of hours wandering along paths, stopping to admire the flowers, noticing the varying scents, observing birds and pademelons and little ghekkos.
The owners are welcoming and informative, sharing their enthusiasm for the garden they have designed and planted since retiring to Tasmania in 2001, from Sydney. I relaxed with a cup of tea and home made cakes and appreciated the view.
There are information signs and labels, about the plants, the history of the place, the early explorers and botanists from Europe. There are also sculptures and poems written by the owners, dotted amounts the foliage.
“This garden is designed to please the eye and soothe the soul, but also to sit easily on our ancient, fragile landscape, a garden that works with the environment, not against it.”
A glass bowl, some rope, charcoal for drainage, sphagnum moss to hold the moisture and a couple of plants. Fingers crossed.
I’m joining Desleyjane in her #regularrandom series
• choose a subject or a scene
• spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
• try to see it from many angles, in different light
• have fun!
As I continue to experiment with camera settings, aperture, focus, depth of field, I spent a while taking photos of a bunch of tulips.
I’m joining fellow blogger, Desleyjane, in her challenge #regularrandom.
5 minutes spent with a subject or a scene, viewed from different angles, different light.