First I want to share with you my favorite quote from the KinderGARDENS posts last week...
"I'm dressed like a vampire because I sunburn faster than a naked hen"
Pretty much had me chuckling all week!
You'll have to go through the links from last week to find out who said that...you are supposed to be visiting everyone anyway, ahem.
This week I did something I haven't done in a looooong time.
I got out my macro lens...
I forgot how different the garden looks when you get up close.
As a gardener I tend to take a longer view...I rarely take the time to appreciate the beautiful nature of a leaf or an individual blossom. I am more concerned with keeping ahead of the weeds, killing slugs and watering. I forget to take the time to look, really look, at the wonders that are in my garden!
This is what the tiny blooms from buckwheat look like! I rarely give them a second thought when I plant them as a cover crop for the bees. Frankly until today I did not realize just how lovely they were.
This is what a green lentil seedling looks like at 4 days old! I have never grown lentils before, I can't wait!
Baby yellow zucchini!
Baby green zucchini.
I rarely take the time to stop and look at a pea tendril...the are very cool!
Even the showiest of flowers takes on a whole new dimension when seen up close.
What I thought was a plain white blossom is not so plain from here!
This is going to be your assignment for next week. Take the time to look at your garden not as a whole but as lovely individual plants. Get out your cameras and document the wonder of the up close world of gardening!
Even weeds can be beautiful up close!
As can be the first tomato of the season that you do not share with your kids...not that I know anyone that would do such a thing!
So have fun with it!
Photo tip: I have found that with macro-photography the best trick is to hold very still. Propping your camera on something whether it be a tripod, piece of wood or your knee, helps tremendously! And you don't need a macro lens to take tight shots, just get as close as your regular lens will allow and be still!