Weekly Photography Challenge: Rounded

I do like a good grid, or a good angle, but there’s something innately pleasing about rounded shapes, especially in flowers. It’s spring “down under”, so there are plenty of flowers around my garden just now. The poppies and ranunculus are rounds of many colours, but the spring onion’s flower is (almost) a perfectly rounded globe. It’s quite big, too! There are some spectacular alliums grown for flowers rather than their tasty bulbs, and this flower head is making me think I should grow some of them.


30th Post for November

At the beginning of this month, I decided to challenge myself to make a post every day for November. I thought this would be relatively easy in Perth, where the internet is fast and the pace of life is slow ( for those on baby-time, any way). For the day I flew home I scheduled my post ( once Zoe told me how to do that…). Now I’m home, trying to re-adjust to time zone and duties, and sloooow internet – and I’m kind of relieved that this is the last day of my self-set challenge. There’s so much to do in the garden, for starters…

Shirley Poppy

This ethereal beauty is growing beside the back door step. I’ve taken dozens of photos of poppies – more every spring – but they are so lovely, and so variable, that I don’t think I’ll ever tire of them. Plus they self-sow, er, generously,  and once you’ve got them, you will always have them somewhere you didn’t especially want them. And that somewhere, will often turn out to be the perfect spot – if only you’d known… I hate having to pull out seedlings, because…What if it’s a really special one – an unusual pink, or double, or white instead of red, or pink and white and double? And I’ll never know.