Early this morning, while it was still cool, I went out to deadhead the roses and geraniums. I think they may be as unhappy about the beginning of summer as I am. For some reason, even the stalks that needed to be deadheaded caught my "I see the world too often through the camera" eye. Down went the clippers, off came the gloves and in I went to grab the camera. Of course, photographing the dead stems is more important than any garden clean-up could ever be. I'm so easily distracted.
This geranium is called "Caliente Fire". Isn't that just the most perfect name?
top photo: 1/100, f/2.8, 100mm macro, ISO400
bottom photo: 1/125, f2.8, 100mm macro, ISO400
You can see the effect of the early morning light with the slightly blue cast.