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Around the garden yesterday

 

 

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Around the garden yesterday (2)

 

 

 

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Around the garden yesterday (1)

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Around the borders yesterday

 

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Around the garden this week

It maybe late October but there is no shortage of colour in the flower borders, as this post and the next show

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Floral Dance

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May 6, 2019 · 8:00 am

A celebration of Anemones

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‘The flowers that bloom in the Spring, tra la … ‘

Spring has arrived and there is no shortage of colour in the flower borders.  The photos below were taken in my garden earlier  this week.

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‘Psychodelic’

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January 2, 2019 · 8:00 am

Abstract 136 revisited (autumn shades)

 

This image is a variation on Abstract 136 posted in 2012  In the original explanation I wrote:

‘One of the most attractive features of autumn is the range of colours produced by nature.  But I’m not sure we always appreciate the full extent of that range.

To create the pattern below I used the eyedropper tool to extract the colours from just two or three of my autumn images. No two colours are exactly alike  –  there are subtle differences  –  and the selection was by no means exhaustive.   It was not the purpose here to indicate or suggest any quantitative balance.  Maybe I will attempt that on some other occasion  –  or maybe not!!!   For now let’s just enjoy the colourful pattern.’

 

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Gallery Series I/13

I would like you, the viewer, to visualise each image as a softly lit large scale canvas (say, 8 feet x 8 feet) on a white gallery wall and imagine quietly contemplating the abstract pattern. Attention should focus on a feeling response rather than a rational analysis.  The use of the magnifier to enlarge the image may be helpful.

(Please see also the post introducing the series  https://lagill6.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/introducing-the-gallery-series/)

Gallery Series I/13

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Gallery Series I/6

I would like you, the viewer, to visualise each image as a softly lit large scale canvas on a white gallery wall and imagine quietly contemplating the abstract pattern. Attention should focus on a feeling response rather than a rational analysis.

(Please see also the post introducing the series  https://lagill6.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/introducing-the-gallery-series/)

Gallery Series I/6

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Abstract ‘Gold Rush’

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January 17, 2016 · 8:00 am

Dreaming

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October 7, 2015 · 8:00 am

Surf boards at rest

 

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Van Gogh’s chair revisited

 

It is more than twenty years since this photograph was taken of an old chair, abandoned in the corner of an otherwise empty attic.  The original was in black and white.

I have returned to the photo on numerous occasions during the intervening years and it has had several re-incarnations  –  frequently ‘influenced’ (as in this instance) by Van Gogh’s famous painting.

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What colour is a bluebell?

At this season of the year woodlands are often gloriously carpeted with extensive areas of blue.  It is bluebell time.  Surely the individual flowers that combine to create such magnificent spectacles must be blue?  But closer examination reveals that this is not always so.  Although the overall effect may be blue beyond doubt, individual flowers can comprise a variety of colours and shades  –  as in the example pictured below.

 

(Originally posted 26 May 2012)

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Poppy days are here again. Thank you.

Today is the fourth anniversary of this blog and I would like to thank all who have visited the site and, particularly, those who have ‘stayed the course’ and passed comment.  Your support is valuable and is truly appreciated.

I am marking the occasion by re-publishing below  the very first post.  Unsurprisingly, at the time it was scarcely noticed –  just a handful of views and no ‘likes’.  Here you have it.

‘May is the month when the poppy brings a vibrant splash of colour to the garden.  Often, overnight, the furry green protective shell of the bud explodes, exposing the tissue-like petals of the new flower.  Backlit by the afternoon sun, the petals produce a palette of shades ranging from yellow to deep red.

 

 

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Summer glow

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August 14, 2014 · 8:00 am

Riot on the border!

Yes, there truly is a riot  –  a riot of colour!  The bright sunshine of the past few days has encouraged an enthusiastic response from the spring flowers in the border.

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