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.
Regardless of the inauspicious beginning the site has blossomed and has given me much pleasure. WordPress statistics tell me that today’s post is No. 1378. Every post has included at least one (unrepeated) photo/image and sometimes more. There have also been more than 97,000 ‘views’ recorded. (I have yet to become involved with the social media in any of its guises!)
I would like to thank all of the visitors to this site and hope that my enjoyment in the creative process has been shared.
The bridleway stretches for almost one mile, fringed on both sides, at this time, by cow parsley throughout its entire length. I am not a great lover of cow parsley, but I am attracted by the ‘architecture’ of the growth beneath the canopy of white florets.
I have chosen to lightly posterize this image to draw attention to the pattern, lines and textures rather than present a straight photo of cow parsley.