Well - it's the third weekend of July and it's time for a garden update. A couple new additions of color have started to enter the scene, purple Astors and Black Eye's Susan's.
"Little" Astors - over 3 feet high! WHO KNEW
The group of Daylillies are in full bloom but fading and starting to look a little beaten up are the Gay Feathers. I'm still waiting for a few Speedwells to look like that are not pretending to be lettuce and there is a Moonshile Achillea (sp) that just looks sick and I don't think it is going to do anything this year - maybe a little flower but it has struggled all summer with dead leaves.
THEN there is the Fennel. I purchased a tiny fennel at the Farmers Market. The lady said butterfly caterpillars love to eat it. I thought maybe ONE would but it would be a one meal snack. LITTLE did I know it would grow 4 feet high!! And NO ONE is eating it.
Two things about taking outdoor natural light photos of flowers. One, you need good light. This comes in all sorts of different varieties and not ONE type of light is the best. Cloudy is good, blinding sun is good . .. it all depends on the shot.
The big factor is wind. Either you want calm OR a nice breeze for a blurry motion shot. I'm still working on blurry motion shots (perhaps some beer is needed).
Yesterday - blinding sun and calmish.
Without further ado here are some of the better shots from yesterday.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Talk to ya later,