Saturday, July 15, 2006
Pottering in the garden
We have a convenient sprinkler system in the back garden and in the beds surrounding the patio at the front. The one next to this Rhododendrum sprays a little too high but makes for a good photo opportunity!
I'm not fond of this plant, I find the green too dull (scrubs up well in PhotoShop though!) and it's always covered in spider's webs. Not the regular, more attractive kind with the spider in the middle but that messy, multi-layered sort with lots of unfortunate victims and old leaves suspended in it.
Another quilt idea I have is for overlapping leaves like this.
I couldn't decide which of the two photos to use so I'll show them both!
OK. I admit it. This is the real subject of the post but I don't want this at the top of the page!
I can't believe there are more of these ornaments still in the garden. Mark has now put a few of them down at the bottom of the garden in a dark corner under the tall flowering bushes and calls it the Pumpkin Patch! This, I can tell you, will NOT be joining them!
Jana, I use a Canon 300D with a 28-90mm lens usually. It doesn't have a macro but zooming in on details from a distance provides some nice effects. I don't draw from my photos, although I used to for portraits. Now that I think of it, I suppose I like to think of them as separate from the drawings, a slightly different 'take' (if that makes sense).