Category Archives: Flowers

Flowers in my garden!

218-2020 – Yellow Flowers


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about an interesting phenomenon I noticed in my garden in regards to these yellow flowers. In the morning, these yellow flowers were covering a good chunk of the garden, as seen in the picture above, but in the afternoon they were gone. On a closer look, it seems that these yellow flowers don’t like the sun’s heat too much and they close up, as you can see in the image below. Like, comment & share! 1 likes

207-2020 – Sword Lily


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of sword lily, a flower I didn’t know I have in my garden, also knows as garden montbretia. We’ve been away for 10 days and beside the sword lilies we also enjoyed a few ripe strawberries from our garden. Let’s not forget about the tomato plants. Before we left some of them had flowers and today I saw this… Soon we’ll enjoy our own tomato salad. I can’t wait for it. Like, comment & share! 2 likes

129-2020 – Chamomile


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, was taken in my front communal garden, and is a close-up on a chamomile flower. I also liked this image but I like the symmetry in the first image more. A few other shots taken that day during the same session. To capture this image I used a Canon 5D Mark III, with an Oshiro 60mm F2.8 Macro lens in bright sunlight. I can’t remember the exact settings, but from the metadata, I was able to extract the following: ISO 800, 1/250s most likely at F8, 1:1 […]

116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about Dandelions, which have inundated my front lawn this spring. When development is complete, the mature seeds are attached to white, fluffy “parachutes” which easily detach from the seedhead and glide by wind, dispersing. Like, comment & share! 1 likes

111-2020 – Tulips


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a top down view on a bunch of tulips I saw in one of my neighbours garden. Interesting fact – the Semper Augustus tulip used to be the most expensive tulip sold during Holland’s Tulip Fever in the 17th century, about £4500 in today’s money. Like, comment & share! 2 likes

Kew Gardens – A corner of paradise in London?


Kew Gardens – A corner of paradise in London?  One day, I decided to go out without knowing exactly where I’m going. I took the central line thinking of going to White City because I had never been to that place. I launched Google Maps and browsed the area. I spotted Kew Gardens and my destination was clear. The second I made up my mind, the train stopped at Mile End Station so I quickly changed to the District Line train to Richmond. The first train was for Ealing Broadway so I decided to get off at Earl’s Court and wait for […]