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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.
This view of our garden was taken through a rear window of the house – hence the interference of reflections in places and a consequent softening of the focus. But, in particular, I wanted to capture the impact of the few vibrant splashes of red. The poppies add a ‘zing’ to the scene.
But stay a little longer with an individual flower. Marvel at the pattern at the heart of the flower.
Notice the nuances of colour as the petals reflect the sunlight.