Saturday, 4 June 2011

Raindrops on Argyranthemum

Apoligies, I've been a little lazy with taking photos of the garden at the moment, and I really need to take some wider views otherwise next year I'll have little idea what the gardens looked like!!
Everything seems to be on hold until later... Then later arrives, and something else crops up and I have to hold it off yet again, at this rate we'll be into Autumn before things are planted.

So I'm a bit stumped, I think I'll just have to find alternative homes (easier said than done, as I'm now reaching the point where everything is full) for the plants in question and hope they're happy until the jobs are done.

Anyway, here are some more shots of the Argyranthemum... It is very pretty!

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Cheryl said...

Hi Liz,

What fabulous images. I felt like I was at a wedding. Does that sound weird, or do you understand what I mean?

You appear to have had rain in your area, noting the droplets on the pretty flowers.
Still desparate for rain here......there is supposed to be showers in our area today, but apparently not everyone will get them. Keep you fingers crossed.......

Liz said...

Hi Cheryl,

The water photos were taken almost two weeks ago and every time I planned to post them, I ended up doing something else instead ;)

We were supposed to have rain overnight and until around 9am I think... No sign of any rain yet though? We are doing ok for rain, although the garden is beginning to look parched along the hedge where the privet is taking in all the water.

VW said...

Love the reflections in the water drops. I don't know if my camera/lenses are capable of capturing that kind of detail, will have to try sometime.

Liz said...

Hi VW,

If your lenses have macro or can at least get close then I'd imagine they will be able to catch the reflections in the waterdrops...
You use an L lens, is that right? I'd imagine it could catch it, just perhaps not very large on the sensor if it's isn't macro, but you can always crop your image :)

Yoke, said...

Wonderful images, Liz. Thry are absolutely amazing. I think that Cheryl jit the nail on the head with her wedding association.

I love taking photos during and just after showers. And the tendrils of Sweet-Pea are my favourite in those circumstances.

I've spent a lot of money on large pots, and am trying to think of how I can create a new garden for me, the Birds and any thing else. Trying to get help is the difficult bit, however. (which seems to be the story of my life! )
I'm glad I have got internet connection again, as I was really missing photos like yours.

Crafty Gardener said...

Awesome photos. I love trying to capture raindrops in my photos as well.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous photos! Raindrops look marvelous on flowers. I rushed out with my camera to take pics of the roses when we had our much needed rain yesterday. They don't look anything like your pics though!

Liz said...

Hi Yoke,

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed them; they do look very wedding-ish :)

I've had a go at getting some sweet pea tendrils, but it didn't quite work out so far, but I'll have another go over the coming weeks/months... Especially once I actually get blooms, my plants are getting quite large now so hopefully it won't be much longer.

I hadn't realised you didn't have the internet, but I'm glad you've managed to get it back and can enjoy surfing again and posting photos of your adventures.
Pots for the birds??? Hmmm, I'm not sure what you could plant... You could have a go at planting a Cotoneaster in a pot? They will also attract Bees and other insects.

Liz said...

Hi CG,

I try to stay away from raindrops as they are quite cliche.... However they are also very pretty especially when on a white background.

Liz said...


I enjoy playing with the sparkles of the light as the water reflects, usually creating very nice 'bokeh' blobs.
No rain here for us, just another very warm day and it may be time for me to water the garden again unless we get some rain in the next couple of days. Yesterday evening looked very stormy complete with angry orange sky, but we only got a light sprinkle...