Sunday, 4 June 2017

My Garden Right Now with the Chelsea Fringe

I have learnt to garden with my camera - not in a trowel or scythe kind of way (that would do little for the health of a lens) - but because venturing into the garden without a camera invariably results in a hurried return to the house and the frantic search for a lens, battery, or even the whole kit and caboodle (why is nothing ever where I thought I had left it?) so that I can capture the plant or creature screaming out to be photographed.

Despite my best athletic scuttling in gardening clogs, by the time I return, camera poised (which is more than can be said for the photographer), the subject of my study has meandered off elsewhere. I am no Usain Bolt, nor am I the kind of gardener who is above being sidetracked by coffee and biscuits, so there is little need for my photographic quarry to move with any haste to avoid my lens. Consequently, wherever I garden, I try to leave a camera dangling from a gatepost or languishing on a bench.

Here I am, camouflaged in my garden today and adding to my already extensive photographic collection. Is there such a thing as too many photos of plants?


This post is part of a celebration of gardens this weekend with the Chelsea Fringe http://www.chelseafringe.com/event/mygardenrightnow/2017-06-03/ 
Why not join in with a photo of you in your garden right now using #mygardenrightnow on the social media platform of your choice? And please take a look at Michelle's wonderful blog to see more gardens right now
http://vegplotting.blogspot.co.uk/

17 comments:

  1. A technique that I employed last time :-)

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    1. So long as we keep my feet out of it! They are constantly muddy/dusty/in need of a body double!

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    2. There did seem to be rather a lot of feet featured.

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  2. Beautiful greens, blues, and whites, with just a touch of red brick - beautiful!

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  3. I see you've carried on with the blue theme from last time ;) Lovely photo Sarah, and what you've said about photography in your garden could be describing me in mine!

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  4. You blend in nicely with your garden :) camera phone helps, especially if like me I rarely go anywhere without it.

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  5. You are dressed perfectly to blend in with your garden now. Lovely shades of blue.

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  6. Nice picture, Sarah. Love blue in the garden!

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  7. You did an excellent job blending in with your surroundings!

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  8. Gorgeous photo, it's all so rich and heavy and green out there at the moment. CJ xx

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  9. The camouflage is done! Beautiful!

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  10. Ha, that always happens to me, too! I know at least have my phone with me which has a camera. It's not quite the same as my proper camera though.

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  11. Is there such a thing as too many photos of plants? Certainly not.

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  12. You perfectly describe my morning journey out into the garden and then back in to get the camera. Love the hat!

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  13. That happens in my garden too! Gloves, shoes, running upstairs, battery empty and after that the sun is to bright.... groetjes Hetty

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  14. Hello Sarah, I do this too, I race back inside to pick up the phone camera and walk about the garden taking pictures. I tend to take pictures of the same views or from the same spots so I can compare how it has changed and developed.

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  15. Thanks for the redirect! I commented on the other blog, but I will repeat here that I love wisteria! We are fortunate to have a couple of beautiful natives that are less invasive than the oriental one.
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