2015 Photo a Day Set 21

Well this is a bit of a boring(?) week with half images I managed to take coming from the back garden.  There will be a separate post about the back garden for gardening related things but as this post relates to the photo a day challenge (or a photo most days challenge) then we’ll stick with that.

It’s interesting …. we’re nearing half way through the year (well, about month to go to 182.5) – day 145 is today (Monday) at time of writing this and I’m at 130 images …. it’s means I’m one down a week for most weeks but I’m still taking images and enjoying thinking about what to photograph so I’m viewing this as a success and it’s definitely impacting the way I look at things.  Anyway, onto this week and we’ve returned to the floral theme with a vengeance.

Monday I was a bit tired so made it to the local field where these little cheery things were waving at me in the breeze.  Slightly overexposed as they kept moving but I quite like them like this so didn’t correct for it.


Tuesday was one of the (three) clematis in the back garden which has just burst into bloom.  There’s even more flowers now, 6 days later.


Wednesday is a shot I really am quite pleased with …. I was in London for the day and you so rarely see proper red telephone boxes these days that I was surprised to see three in a row.  Needless to say I’ve been past here many a time without having observed them before but they caught my eye and just had to be photographed.


Thursday was a write off thanks to Wednesday so the next image is actually from the local field where I wobbly walked to then sat down to throw tennis balls for the dog.  You wouldn’t realise you’re actually looking at the A34 (main road in England and far too busy and noisy) would you?


Friday I had other things on my mind and won’t inflict baby scan photographs on you but needless to say, actual photographic images rather than sonograms did not play a big part of the day and the camera was stuck in my bag.

We have these lovely huge pale blue iris’s in the garden at the moment and I just love them.  We also have darker almost midnight coloured ones but this year they were hidden behind the foliage of the pale blue one’s and they were past their best by the time I spotted them.  What I like is the furry centre coated in pale yellow pollen and the fabulous petal construction encouraging bees to crawl down to reach the nectar dusting themselves liberally in the pollen as they go.  Very clever.  I spent far too long getting excited about them on Saturday.


Sunday is not such an exciting shot but it’s the length of the one flower bed in the garden.  You’ll see the white clematis in the middle, the pale blue of the iris’s but we’ve also got pinks and other blues from more clematis, some aubretia and I’m just waiting for the peonies to appear.  Not having much of a garden, I’m loving having the different greens and colours on this bed and it’s a pleasure to look at when you’re not out and about so much.


Next week will be a bit of all change …. we go on holiday on Thursday for a week and are going on Safari – can’t wait to share those images with you.

p.s.  I’ve made the post images larger this time – what do you think?

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