Category Archives: Flowers

In The Garden Today

Thought I would spend the day pottering around the garden, having a slight hangover I thought the fresh air would do me good. It was a lovely sunny day but the wind was cold.

Reason For The Hangover!
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 I really enjoy seeing this band they are called “The Moonlights”, and the venue had 2 beers I hadn’t tried before, well that’s my excuse.

I used my Olympus EPL1 with an old Helios 58mm lens and extension tube. It was quite tricky getting the shots because of the breezy conditions and really narrow depth of field. It’s lovely to see the signs of spring well underway in the garden, not so good to see the amount of work I need to do.

It’s only a mile away #2

Part 2 of the visit to the Botanic Gardens. There is a bit of history about the gardens on the Leicester University website  Botanic Gardens

Cacti and Succulents Greenhouse
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I do like the word succulent, I’m sure there must be a cure!

Golden Acer & Crocus
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Looking forward to the warmer weather as there are lots of parts to this garden where you can while away the time and take the weight off.
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Lush
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A Few Blooms
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It’s only a mile away #1

It’s only a mile away, but Monday was my first visit to the Botanic Gardens. I must have driven past the place hundreds of times. The weather wasn’t very good but at least it was dry, and I needed a walk.

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The Formal Garden
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A Planter of Daffs
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A Carpet of Crocus
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Sunshine & Demineralised Water

It was lovely and sunny in Leicester yesterday (for a change), so a walk to the cemetery seemed a good idea. Two reasons, to test out an old film camera, and to pick up some demineralised water for the final rinse when I develop film. 1 litre should be enough, but they only sold it in 5 litres = 5 kilos in weight, it felt very heavy after the 2 mile walk back to home ! Developed the film this afternoon, so we’ll see if it makes any difference, hopefully there won’t be so many hickies on the film.

Took my sigma DP1 with me to get some digital shots.

Soon to be Green again
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Catching the Sun
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End of an Old Tree
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Natural Decay
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Keeping the Memory
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“Happy Valentines Day” from my Valentine Girls
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Hope you had a good day.