after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Friday, May 21, 2010

I'm so easily distracted...

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.


a quiet life said...

you garden and shoot like i do... i love your pics and i dread your heat. we are having a freakish cool spring, i am soooooooo happy about that when summers have hit 117 here. rain due this afternoon, I LOVE IT!

Sue said...

Hi...thank you for stopping by my blog and congratulations on becoming a new blogger...You can gets lots of inspiration from the lady above...Miss Jain at the Blue Moon....your photography is beautiful and I loved the tablescape with all the colors of sea glass....

Sarah said...

Too hot here for most of my geraniums but I still have a few blooming in the shade of our garden in the back.