We went to the hairdresser’s house on Wednesday, she has her studio at home and an absolutely lovely garden. So, I couldn’t help myself I had to take pictures. I’ve put them in groups this time purely for the artistic effect. I’ve also been using the manual feature on the camera and practising with exposure and apertures. Taking pictures from different perspectives is good. This lady’s house is Bali themed so the garden has a certain feel to it.
The backing picture is a macro of a rather nice plant that I know nothing about. Other than its flowers start off as beautiful tiny buds. The cluster of new shoots on the left is on an Agave spear, it is about 30 feet tall and has these clusters all the way up. The orange berries are on a Sheena’s gold hedge.
Two different views of ornamental grasses.
Here is a contrast in texture and shadow. On the left a close up of a palm frond on the right a front on view of a Bird of Paradise. A lovely flower but when you want to uproot a big plant you need machinery, they get carried away underground. They look lovely in other people’s yards.
I happened to be in town on Thursday and saw these pansies in a planter box. Had to race back to the car for my camera. Coupled with the ornamental grass it gives a lovely contrast in colour and texture.
Alright already, I know I’m really flogging the bird of paradise. This one was taken inside her studio, with the camera setting I had (just had a look, f5 at 1/60 sec, iso 500 and a very slight brightening in photoscape) it really highlighted the plant against the white wall. On the right we have a strange Spathiphyllum type of plant. (if I’m wrong here please correct me) I hadn’t changed the setting for out in direct sunlight and I snapped this. It has that certain, something.
I moved inside again and took this, an elephant in Thailand painted this picture. I think he may have been going through his ‘I will paint pictures of my trunk and willy stage.’ There’s hope for me yet. So I took a picture of the ornament she had on display and placed it there. In the reflection on the elephant you will see our car parked outside. A picture in a picture in a…..you get the idea.
I took these this morning, I had to go and start the pump to fill up the house water tanks. So it means a trip through the bottom garden. I took my camera because those Rosellas were hanging around and I saw this Dendrobium had opened. We have them tied to the trees in a small nest of sphagnum moss held there by a piece of shade cloth. They thrive on the neglect I show them. Of course I had to take some of the crucifix orchids.
The feast of colour is over for this week. Once again they all look much better if you open them in a new tab, especially the Dendrobium. I know there aren’t any birds or Roos, next week maybe. The pics are all around half a megabyte so they should load easily. Until next week thanks for dropping in and if you have any gardening tips tell my wife, I like other people’s gardens.