I often wonder how to keep the blog "fresh" and photos "exciting" when so many of us (gardeners) have the same plants in bloom at the SAME time.
Above: 'Big Chief' Tulips in front of vintage iron urn
I was thinking about that again this week when I decided to try a new tactic ~ taking all the images for this post from ground level.
It certainly added a fun twist for me, positioning myself around the garden in an effort to achieve those results!
Above: Tulip 'Leen van der Mark' and below: 'Apricot' Parrot Tulip
Tulips were a favorite subject since so many are in bloom right now ~ 'Apricot' Parrot
and double 'Orange Princess' are two I'm particularly fond of:
Some views I couldn't help taking multiples of...
and yes, I know ~nothing is quite centered in the photo above. I can't always explain why I like certain angles!
I was about to get up when I happened to look up and noticed the bright green leaves of the Aspen were kind of pretty:
The only shot not from ground level ~
Virginia Bluebells, just beginning to bloom among the toadstools.
I like them in bud form every bit as much as in bloom. Some plants are like that for me.
This clump expands a bit every year and is compliments of Shady Gardener. Every year when it comes up, I think of her & appreciate her generosity.
Above: Double Narcissi 'Flower Parade' ~ one of only two doubles currently in the garden.
Viola 'Tiger Eyes' ~ striking against an overcast sky.
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra) started blooming last week.
Above: Tulip 'Mascotte' in the front urn
Narcissi 'Dreamlight' ~ dirt spattered by the rain.
and that, my friends, is all I managed to capture for you. It was a feat to get these, it started raining on Wednesday & continued thru Saturday. Today was the first day, in four days, without a drop. The ground is so saturated (with much needed moisture) ~ I wonder what I was thinking picking now (of all times) to try this little experiment??!!! lol
What do you do (or does it matter) to keep your photos/posts fresh???