Tangerine

You wanted a tangerine? So here’s a tangerine…

CMMC 9 November 2022

Bristly

This is a close look at the buds of a borage plant. It’s a herb with bright blue flowers that – apparently – taste like honey and are occasionally used as garnishes for salads and drinks. The stems and buds have a distinctly bristly appearance, are also edible and – also apparently – have a distinctive cucumber-like flavour. I’ll take their word for it.

CMMC 2 November 2022

Autumn in the Japanese Garden

The city of Toulouse, in southern France, has a number of impressive formal green spaces, of which the Jardin Japonais is one of the finest, especially when the arrival of autumn makes the trees produce some dazzlingly vibrant colours.

CMMC: Autumn Colours

Magenta

I don’t know what these flowers are called, but I’d certainly say that the petals are tinged with magenta.

CMMC: Bright pink or magenta

A Big Old Moth

(with apologies to Cee for the creepy-crawly)

One morning last week, I opened our barn door and this blew out in a gust of wind. At first I thought it was a dried leaf, but when I stirred it with my foot, its wings opened. The wingspan is about three inches so it’s certainly bigger than your average moth.

CMMC: September Macro

Fungi

These mushrooms have suddenly popped up amongst the lemongrass in our serre (greenhouse). And, of course, mushrooms are fuNgi.

CMMC: The letter N in the middle of the word

Hydrangea – A closer View

It’s macro week in Cee’s midweek challenge, so let’s take a closer look at the hydrangea from my previous post.

CMMC 3 August 2022

Can’t Go Wrong With Raindrops

Captured on the wet morning of a recent coach trip, you just can’t go wrong with raindrops on flowers, can you?

CMMC July macro

What’s Eating Our Clematis?

Some tiny creature obviously took a fancy to this clematis bud before it got the chance to flower.

CMMC June macro

Mediterranean Spurge

This is a close-up view of the intricate flower of a Mediterranean Spurge, a plant I had never seen – or even heard of – before, but which is growing strongly in my son’s garden.

To give an idea of scale, the green ovoid disc of which the flower is at the heart is no more than a centimetre (about a third of an inch) in diameter.

CMMC 4 May 2022