Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

This weeks photo challenge is :

” CloseIt’s a feeling, it’s a proximity…it’s people, it’s a place, it’s objects. They’re close.”

Hot on the heels of last week’s theme of Friendship, my initial ideas were along similar lines.   However, I felt hesitant to publish a post that was so like the one last week.   Sometimes it is difficult to get into a different mindset and after some pondering and trying to think out of the box,  it suddenly hit me.   Of course, MACROS – that’s Close and I have a whole library of macro floral photos.

The next step was to try and make it look very slightly different to my two previous posts which are also full of photos of flowers and plants.   I have chosen Close ups of some of my favourite flowers taken over the last month.   I hope you like my contribution to the Close theme this week and that you will forgive me for showing photographs that I have already used in earlier posts.

  • Clematis
  • Clematis
  • Ceanothus
  • Chive
  • Iris
  • Allium
  • Aquilegia
  • Aquilegia
  • Rose
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Flower Friday

Friday Flowers

There are some beautiful, clever and interesting blogs on the block.   They are all excellent but one or two I find a great inspiration  from and one in particular  is Gwirrels’ Garden.   Liz’s photography skills are  breathtaking and as a  relatively newbie amateur photographer, I have learned a lot over the last year, just by looking at her photographs which have given me a new way at looking at capturing plants and flowers.

I discovered Friday Flowers  on Gwirrel’s Garden blog.  It is a bit like Wordless Wednesday, not a meme but a showcase of flora and fauna with few words posted regularly on a Friday.   I love looking at the variety of photos and until now have not joined in  but have always meant to.

This evening  I called in to see my neighbour (and good friend) for a Friday evening drink and took my camera.   I love her garden, which is shady and full of interesting plants which include collections of Salvia and Euphorbia.

So without any further words below are a selection of the flowers from her garden for Flower Friday.

This post follows on very closely to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day which is on the 15th of each month, but as I never tire of photos of flowers, I hope you don’t either.

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