15Aug21 photos: macro in the garden

Sir Nikolas Cameron and I took a trip out to the garden to see what we could create. The buds that I had originally intended to shoot turned out not to be photogenic, at least to the extent I was willing to work with them while fighting the ants. (All of the small biting critters find me delicious, which I do not appreciate.)

I hadn’t considered the empty (or mostly empty) terra cotta pots as subjects.

The dead plants in the not-empty terra cotta pots were fun to shoot. (I do have a thing about photographing dead plants.) This one I liked in color and black and white. Which do you like better?

Next to the Pots of Doom, we have some flowering plants, many of which are doing well!

For several weeks, the hibiscus nearby was looking like it had given up, but now…hope!

We had a few squash that we tossed the seeds from into the garden bed…but we don’t remember which squash they were. So we have some surprises on the horizon, including the lead image and the following:

The different squash plants are a big mess in there, and their leaves combine in interesting ways. This photo didn’t come out as well as I’d hoped. I messed with it just a little and it’s decent now. I like the juxtaposition of the two leaf shapes.

And finally: eggplant!

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