Well, Sunday again, and not a word written. The good news is I have some concrete ideas ready to roll, but I have been somewhat distracted by the demands of job hunting. So, as is quickly becoming my norm, here's some nice pikchers.
The view across the back gardens of a quaint local village. Quite why (and how) I was in this back garden I cannot say. What would the Americans say? "I plead the Fifth."
Some kind of iris next to a pond. Hence the netting. Tho it gives is a "Matrix" feel, don't you think? Of all the flowers by the pond, this is The One. "Do you think that's water you're drinking?"
I believe this is a campanula, in one of those hues that gardeners insist on calling "blue" rather than "purple". I object on chromatic grounds, Yer Honour!
A Californian poppy with Forget-Me-Nots chasing. Perhaps they're pilot fish of some sort? I like the colour contrast, whatever they are.
Love-in-a-Mist. I have no idea why. I assume botanists smoke much of what they grow, and then name them. It makes me think of the deadly blooms in Jumanji.
My folks' back garden. Yes, yes, all arty and from ground level. It's amazing what the lens can do to upright things; those camapula are fine upstanding citizens normally.
An unusual post box, the first rural one I've seen embedded in a wall. I stopped the car suddenly, and narrowly avoided a remodelling of my tail section.
This is what the Boffins in Cambridge call "a chimney".
A couple of shifty-looking jackdaws...
... yes, they're definitely up to something.
So tell me... PICTURE 1 or...
... PICTURE 2? I'm divided.
Thistles! For Alistair and Gabrielle, who have been patiently waiting for me in Scotland for months. I'll be there soon, you two, honest injun!
A wild rose! Yes, a romantic one to finish.
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"What would the Americans say?" This one would say trespassing is a time-honored tradition but, as to how I learned that from early childhood and survived the curriculum, I must plead the fifth. Remarkable and beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
Thanks Geo! True, unless you're in Scotland, where there are no trespass laws. Strange world. IndigoDelete
No.1 by a long chalk - it's a composition thing. Oh, and that campanula? Comes dangerously close to being indigo, does it not..? YAM xx
Namaste Yam! I agree that number 1 is a more classical composition, but number 2 does have plenty to recommend it. Let's just keep both, eh? Indigo xDelete
I like Picture 2 for the distance. Love the flowers and the house in the field. Being in someone's back garden is something we did as kids so you could always be classed as a big kid!! Lovely photos again, J. xxReplyDelete
Hey Jack! Yes, I think I like it for that reason too. I'm a little disappointed with both, to be honest. After walking 400 yards from the car, there were high weeds growing exactly where I wanted to stand, there being a wire fence in the way. Number two was taken from the top of the fence, and frankly it's amazing I didn't break my neck. The things I DO for you all =) Indigo xDelete
Picture 1!! Picture 2 is...er... divided.ReplyDelete
Stop that! I'm glad this one is creating some comment, tho I'm no closer to knowing the answer ;) Indigo xDelete
Your Matrix and Jumanji riffs - nicely done! As for 1 vs. 2, I also thought 1, but the more I look at 2... now I'm less sure. Something compelling about the 2nd, especially viewed on its own vs. compared with 1.ReplyDelete
Hey Bill! Heh, thanks. Yep, our twelve persons fair and true can't reach a unanimous verdict =) IndigoDelete
Beautiful! ALL of them. So wish i could be there! LOVE the village views! Perhaps a move to a foreign land is something I should seriously consider...ReplyDelete
Photo #2 - as Jack said; I love the distance. So love lone trees where they shouldn't really be. x
Hey Eolist! Thanks, I'm delighted you like 'em. And yes, a visit at the very least! I know of many oddly placed lone trees, many of which are not Max in disguise. Mostly. Indigo xDelete
Shifty Jackdaws? That's an attempted murder, although I'm not sure about any criminal intent. And this is a fine collection of photys!ReplyDelete
Oh, stop that! Corvids they may be, but crows they ain't =p And thanks, tho I really must write something one of these days. I have a whole THIRD TESTAMENT to do... IndigoDelete
I think I missed the news about a lack of job - good luck job hunting. My husband was out of work for over a year, and it was not fun.ReplyDelete
More wonderful photos - thank you. I vote number 1 tree, because the lines in the field are darker and the wisp of cloud is visible :) And that's definitely a blue campanula; you must be one of those colour blind males, are you? :p
Hi Jenny! Thank you, it looks like I'll need it =) As for blue/purple... =p Indigo xDelete
If any publisher saw your blog, they would hire you immediately for both writing and photography, I'm just sayin!ReplyDelete
That blue flower... holy cow! I have never seen one like it. How GORGEOUS!
Hey Katherine! Well, thank you, that's a huge thing to say =) So, I hafta ask... know any good publishers? ;) Indigo xDelete
What would the Americans say? The Americans would say, "Awesome!" (And also, "Why yes, I will have fries with that.")ReplyDelete
Picture number 1.
But they are all just gorgous, Indigo. What do you guys put in your skies over there?
Hey Dawn! Heh, thanks... I think they supersized me =) I'm still undecided on the photo, btw. I prefer the angles of number one, the "drama" of it. But I like the width of the second. Sadly, treacherous photography conditions prevented that being so. I'll take wire cutters next time =) Indigo xDelete
I'm voting for #2 because it has a very magical realism look to it, sugar. Your photos are always a delight and a joy for my eyes! xoxoxoReplyDelete
Hey Savannah! Thank you, it's been so satisfying putting these together. I'm delighted you like 'em =) Indigo xDelete
These photos just made my day. So so gorgeous Indigo. And in my humble opinion...picture number 1! xoxoxReplyDelete
Hey Kato! I must confess to you that your own blog, with the strings of lovely photos of Toronto, was very much the inspiration for my own photo offerings. So, I'm glad it made your day; yours has so often made mine =) And very well, number 1 it is! Indigo xDelete