Spring Wildflowers

I visited a local reserve (area of natural bushland) today. It was so much better than I anticipated. My aim was to take close-up photos of flowers. I still have lots to learn about using my DSLR camera but about 50% of the photos came out okay. Better luck next time!

Here are some images of the native vegetation. Much of it is quite unique to South Western Australia.

Here is a link from Wikipedia about Xanthorrhoea (featured in the photo above).

A few more orchids

I still have lots of orchids from last weekend’s Show to share. I hope you enjoy them :). I am learning more about photography and thinking about getting a macro filter (rather than a macro lens) as I love taking close ups. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Day 7 of 7 photos in 7 days

Last Thursday I suggested our U3A Course participants take on a creative challenge of their choice, to do something creative each day for 7 days. I couldn’t convince them to do the 30 day challenge though. We meet again in the morning and I am looking forward to finding out what they have been up to.

My 7th photo is shot of our morning tea tomorrow: Mini blueberry muffins!

Day 4 of 7 photos in 7 days

Lesson 101 – always check the memory card is in the camera! Twice now I have forgotten – hopefully I have mastered that one now!

This plant below was a gift to me from fellow blogger QP & Eye who I was lucky enough to meet due to COVID19 putting a halt to her travels throughout West Australia for several weeks earlier this year. It was great to meet Linda and her husband and then follow up with a coffee in town before they were able to move to another region. I love reading about Linda’s travels throughout Australia.

Day 3 of 7 photos in 7 days

Well, I headed out with my camera this morning hoping to get some shots of wildflowers. They were a bit hard to find given that it is still Winter. Anyway I took some pics of tiny flowers only to find that I left the SD card in my computer – so NO photos!

When I got home I asked my neighbour if I could take some photos of the flowers in her front garden and she kindly agreed. So here we are:

Flowers – garden and gifts

Roses

Pansies

Australian natives

I was lucky to be given two bunches of flowers recently. The soft pink roses and the Australian natives. I always like to photograph them so I can enjoy them long after their use-by date. The pansies are from my garden.