Just a wee update on my progress….. Well since the weather has turned and it is raining again not much progress has been made. So that being the case I will just upload a few images of the flowers in bloom in my garden this week. These were taken just as the clouds rolled in.
My significant other had passed a comment that I should get closer to the flowers and insects to get better photographs….. So here are some close ups.
Now I said on my previous blog on Irises that all the Irises in my garden were the same variety. But what I did not notice was that at the time the flowers were not fully open. So when I went to photograph some more Irises round in front of the Castle….
I saw a flash of gold. So I went in for a closer look….
Now a couple of days had passed since I had taken the photos of the the first lot I went back to check…..
If the images are slightly blurry I apologize it was because the wind was blowing them aboot!!! That is why I had to hold this one and steady it.
Today I got some 8 by 6 prints of the Irises from a well known Chemist. I also got some really small ones to use as wee labels to give to the folk who buy my Irises at the Makers Market in Newburgh a week on Saturday. My significant others ‘wee’ Heritage Pears Trees will be for sale there too.
I have also been practising making up bunches of cottage garden flowers to sell there too. I did the table flowers for a Vintage Wedding last year. They were featured in a Bridal magazine.
I don’t think that the bluebells and the narcissi were in flower at the same time, as the peony roses and the lupins this time last year. Makes a striking combination though. Mmmm I think I used the wrong exposure setting on this the colours are not right.
One more piccie, but it is a bit blurry….. I was nervous of getting any closer.
It is a wasp’s nest on the inside of the roof of the garden shed…… I used the ZZZOOOOMMM lens and my hands were shaking a bit. I know I am a coward, but just to justify myself. I have been stung on the hand before when I was picking plums and it swelled up. You know what they say ‘once bitten, twice shy’.