dallin September 2nd, 2009
I’ve spoken before about my enjoyment of taking photos. When I got my first digital camera, I would often take pictures of flowers. Our neighbours had some roses and some birds of paradise, and I would spend some time over there trying to take some pictures. I would then come back and attempt to make a digital collage on the computer. It never quite worked out as well as I hoped, but I still enjoyed it.
Lately I have been rediscovering flowers. I took a bunch of flower photos a few weeks ago when my niece, Lady, was here visiting from Sydney. She is 3, and can already take great photos! I have also now discovered some Irises in our backyard, that mum planted who knows how long ago!
We went to my parents (Grammy and Papi)’s house several times this day. I noticed this caterpillar the first time we came in, and he was there the entire day, and eventually managed to eat this entire flower!
We went for a walk up at Morialta, and I was on the lookout for things to photograph. I know this post is meant to be about flowers, but this mushroom is too good to pass up. It was just at the edge of the path, hidden behind some grass and other foliage. It was as if it was in an entirely different world.
Kathryn noticed this one day when we were out walking – this blossom was caught in some sort of a web, and was just floating there. It would spin when the wind blew.It was a very pretty sight, and this photo barely does it justice.
This one was also up at Morialta. I had a good look at a wattle tree, and discovered several of these ball things, which I had never seen before. t kind of looks like it might turn into a typical Wattle yellow puff ball, but it is enormous compared to the other ones. Can anyone enlighten me?
I spotted this growing in the back yard while Kathryn was in hospital with Joshua. I’d never noticed it before, and it looked very interesting. Mum informs me that it is the flower from an Aloe Vera plant. So, now you know, there is more to them than just the green spiky bits and cooling gel.
I spotted these in the garden of the house next to Grammy and Papi. I couldn’t get over how sharp the petals looked, until someone pointed out that they are curled, which gives them the pointy appearance. But I think these are some of the prettiest flowers I have ever seen, especially when it comes to ‘regular’ shaped flowers (ie, ignoring lilies, tulips, irises, birds of paradise, etc).
It had been raining before I got a change to go out and see these blue irises (the white ones come up first). Their shape allows them to catch perfect drops of water in some very interesting places. I took plenty of photos, and would have taken more, but I had to come back inside to look after a home and family.
Click the continue link to see some more shots of the irises and red/yellow flowers (someone needs to tell me what they’re called!)