Five minutes with a mature tulip in J's garden. This post is for the Regular Random tag (see below for more details). Six divisions in the brown area - one for each leaf. Three pointy bits on the stamen. A perfect mandala in the centre of this vibrantly coloured flower. One leaf that droops. The … Continue reading A single tulip: Regular Random
I like to think of my blog as a living, breathing thing. As such, it needs to reflect the changes and adjustments that are going on in my life. The overall focus remains the same: to share the small things that elevate the day from the ordinary to the extraordinary. But, as my life changes, so my writing changes and what I write about changes to some extent.
Delighting in a sunny winter's day
What could be more joyful than a few hours of solid rain during a severe drought?
The latest installment of photos for my September of Everyday Delights - week 3
Celebrating what's right with the world - the stunning rocks on Port Alfred's East Beach
Week Two - it 'feels' more spring-like this week. The sky is blue with scuttling clouds, the birds are hyperactive and the plants are having growth spurts. Is it any wonder that my shots for this week include many of these things?
The delight of watching the mousebirds in the winter garden.
Its mid-winter here, and as I write we are on our way to the shortest day of the year. Winter is when the deep orange aloes come to life in the wild, along the roads and in the gardens. The brightly coloured, tubular flowers that are filled with nectar are a welcome source of food … Continue reading Bees, bugs, birds – A week in the winter garden
I have always said to myself that I am NOT a landscape photographer. I tend to gravitate towards details and macros; shapes, patterns and textures and you can see some of those kinds of shots in my monthly posts. But I think I am beginning to understand how to compose a landscape shot and to make it my own - developing a style in this genre I suppose. If I look closely at them, I can also see shapes, textures and patterns within the bigger picture - my core style elements.