Black and white seemed the appropriate choice for this scene – it utilises the backlighting effectively.
The range of grasses flowering at this time is enormous. Although they do not usually attract as much comment as petalled flowers they are, nevertheless, quite distinctly different from each other and deserve closer attention. They also provide good subject material for the photographer!
The source for this abstract was the lava landscape of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Isles.
The slightly later flowering poppies – such as ‘Mrs Perry’ (pink) and ‘Perry’s White’ – avoided the worst of the rains and are surviving a little longer. The title for this posting was clearly suggested by the photo below.
Although the buttercup has suffered from the persistent rains, the cow parsley and grasses have positively thrived. The verge beside the bridle way is waist high.
The picture below was taken in morning sunlight, looking across the field adjacent to my garden.
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It was my hope to be posting photos of the meadow in its buttercup season – the meadow in which the dandelions bloomed gustily a few weeks ago. Sadly, the weather has been against the buttercup. Its early promise was cut short by the rain, wind and cold temperatures. Instead, I am posting photos of the same meadow taken in late May two years ago. I was hoping for a repetition!
The third in the damaged poppy sequence.