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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Slow photo movement...

When I first started this blog it was mainly a place to house my never ending photos
that I take and to document the adventures of my daily life.
So this morning as I strolled around in the garden, camera in tow, it was
as if every plant wanted it's portrait taken. Some more than once.
It was a gentle reminder to me to 'slow photo'.
Take the time to use my real camera and not just my iphone and Instagram.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still loving the 'quickie' bits of FB and Instagram
but sometimes you just have to get down on your knees, get them dirty and 
find your balance to do some slow photography.
So here, I take you for a little wander through the early morning flower beds...
first stop...sleepy bumbles in the foxgloves...
I love how when closed, the flowers have this simple grin and then, as if to sing they open wide 
the icelandic poppies with their paper thin petals, softly dressed in a coat of dew...
 honey bees tip toeing, balancing on the ruffled edge...
 the inside of a poppy flower is a wonderous thing with its fluttering stamen...
 just waiting for the tickling of tiny bee feet...
 ...and those buds! 
The lavender will be fantastic this year...
The one peony I have has never disappointed...

 her name is 'Bowl of Beauty' 
 ...her dress is of soft silky pink with a creamy, delicate petticoat... 
 ...and her perfume is that to rival any in Paris!
...water plays on the surface of the plume poppy leaves...
 the perennial geranium...
 ...the forget-me-nots...
...and the wooly thyme...
...reminding me to take the time.

3 comments:

Suz said...

Ooooooo nice Bee. View cool

Mary Colgan said...

Love these, Kerry!

Nancy Kay said...

These shots were worth the dirty knees! They are FANTASTIC!!! The close-ups are wonderful. The pink ones look like under-water ferns... WELL DONE.