Yesterday was such a gorgeous day and we spent most of it in the backyard. Phil cooked a bbq for lunch and we gardened, kicked the soccer ball, made a big bed on the trampoline and lay in the sun and I mucked around with the freshly planted flowers and my camera.
Here are some of the flowers we planted yesterday. The detail you can capture with a macro lens is magical. I have a 60mm F/2 Macro prime lens, which is what I take most of my blog photos with.
The little unopened buds on the purple flower below are about 2mm in diameter and I was right down in the garden bed to capture the little spikes - I've never done botany so I don't know any flower nomenclature. Anyone??
The orchids we bought for mum's funeral are still blooming - alongside two yellow orchids I brought home from Mum's garden that are very old now as they were originally my grandfather's and he's been dead for around 30 years now. They are still going strong though and all are in bloom now and look beautiful against our blue fence in their blue pots.
How good is the weather, bring on Springtime.