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

Ethereal White

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White

The White Rose

This rose climbs on a trellis in our garden. The petals are pure white, but the ‘working parts’, as it were, are vibrant yellow and orange.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge 24 June 2021

The Poppies Are Back

A couple of years ago, we (which is to say Madame) sowed a pack of wild flower seeds at the back of the house. Included in the mix were some orange poppies and they just won’t quit.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers

Roses In Decline

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Madame’s very lovely Mothers’ Day bouquet, two weeks on.

(An experiment with the HDR function of my new phone camera app).

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rusty or decayed