It’s a love/hate relationship I have with tiger lilies. The blooms are absolutely glorious but those stamens covered in only-to-eager-to stain-pollen are a whole different ball-game.
Then again, they do provide a wonderful subject matter to photograph. One must always look for that silver lining mustn’t one!
When taking a walk around our neighbourhood early one morning last month I came across a bush with these small pink flowers dotted over it. Turns out this was the Salmonberry flower.
The fruit looks very much like a raspberry, with colours ranging from a dark orange to dark red. As for their taste… one could say it’s an acquired taste!
Looking through my archives for a photo to apply the Fish Eye effect, there seemed no better image then one I took earlier this week of a close-up photo of our darling Fergus. What fun to make a cat’s eyes into fish eye!
Growing up back in last century, every house had a collection of terracotta pots and old tin cans overflowing with a variety of succulents. Ours were all stacked at the bottom of the back-stairs along with the begonias.
Now it would appear succulents have been deemed almost exotic. This one I discovered quite by accident growing in the Chihuly gardens. A miniature amidst the giants of Chihuly’s works.