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

Hydrangea

The theme for the Fun Foto Challenge this week is something that reminds us of nature’s beauty.

I seem to recall from my distant days as a Philosophy undergraduate that there is quite some debate as to whether ‘beauty’ exists anywhere other than the eye of the beholder. However, it’s hard to argue against the view that this hydrangea – a recent addition to our garden- fits the bill on this occasion.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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

Clematis bud

After a rainy night, this clematis bud was well soaked.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers

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

Succulent

I don’t know what this bit of flora is called. It looks like a succulent of some kind and I saw it in the town of Cahors. It is definitely all one colour though.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour

Looking Into The Lily

It’s macro week in Cee’s ongoing midweek challenge.

This is another image captured on my iPhone using the Halide photo app, which features what I think is a pretty impressive macro capability.

CMMC: November Macro

October’s Last Photo

This was the last photo I took with my smartphone, in my daughter’s back garden yesterday afternoon.

I admit to having tidied it up a bit, but I just can’t help myself…

iPhone 12, using Halide app

The Last Photo October 2021

Wait! Cucumbers Have Flowers?

Not that I’ve ever given the matter much thought, but I was genuinely surprised to see that the cucumber plants in our serre were flowering.

Although since they’re planted next to the courgettes, which even I know have flowers, I really ought to have realised.

To be honest, I was just attracted by the water drops.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow