Posts tagged photography
Posts tagged photography
Patterns in shades of green
I decided to attempt a pic of the passionfruit vine in flower. Those flowers are unco-operative as they refuse to just lie flat and front-on, plus their tendrils are so fine and that delicate mauve ring is oh so very delicate.
There was blue sky
Then there came clouds
It rained hard this afternoon as Melbourne’s recent run of warm autumnal days moved towards more normal autumn weather. In the transition there was thunder, hail, loud heavy rainfall. It’s winter woollies time tonight.
An interesting week has sped by. I’ve begun reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. It’s my introduction to her writing and I am enjoying it, taking it slowly to absorb the interesting characters and the author’s skill. I’m liking Mickey Kelly particularly. What a feisty independent young girl. It’s also interesting to have a deaf mute as the central character, in spite of those challenges he’s very attuned to people it seems.
Life can be full of knots, adn whorls sometimes, rather like this tree. It’s useful to meditate on nature’s little warts - they don’t mar the beauty at all, just add texture and design.
I struggled with writing up a book review that was due to by the end of March, but thankfully it came together okay. Lots of other ‘events’ some pleasant, others more fraught, have also added to the liveliness of the week.
I found, though, that taking some moments to just be still allows one to see the details and colour giving life a fresh perspective.
The weather bureau has forecast some summery days for the weekend, that’s great. Maybe gardening weather. Now i just need a boost of energy.
It’s truly a fine autumn, blue sky days, fleecy white clouds from time to time, and that balmy stillness as the heat of summer with it’s particular style of energy begins to ease out letting the plants begin to wind down. Soon the leaves of this tree with change colours, and begin to fall as the tree begins to rest and reserve it’s energies over the coming winter in readiness for a spring.
The last of the tomato crop is slowly ripening and proving good eating. The mandarins are rapidly filling out and I’m looking for the first hint of the gorgeous orange skin to show. There is so much blossom on the lime and the lemon and the bees are busy about their work of ensuring those blooms pollinate and become new fruit.
It’s a good time of year to prepare for a winter project to keep creativity awake. I will miss daylight saving time and those extra hours of daylight, but it’s also nice to be in a warm place, making something beautiful - a crochet rug, or some embroidery, or perhaps a short story that I’m happy about.
Meanwhile I rather like sitting out on the deck and imagining images and shapes in those fleecy clouds overhead.
Trees sometimes have gnarly bits - and if you look carefully you might find an abandoned bird nest.
The blackbird family that are resident in my garden make several nests - the one in the fuschia tree is their decoy and they use it to trick pursuers and photographers into hoping there’ll be an egg or a baby bird - but their real home is out of reach and out of sight.
That stormy sky behind is a great backdrop for this interesting sculptural work that stands in the grounds at Heidi Gallery in Heidelberg, Melbourne. The surface constantly changes in appearance due to the light and shadow of the sun and the ever-moving cloud formations.