Carpet of Flowers

When I went for a walk yesterday, the Celandines were really putting on a good show. The woodland path was surrounded by them. So bright and cheerful ๐Ÿ™‚ And of course, I couldn’t just leave it there, I have to get closer ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t notice at the time, but the central flower in theContinue reading “Carpet of Flowers”

Spring is springing – Celandine

Where Primroses and understated and gentle in their yellowness, Celandines throw all that aside and are unashamedly bright and brash. I love gentle yellows, but I also love this bright yellow, brightening up the hedgerows and verges with their splashes of sunshine.

Blurred Petals

In order to focus closely on the stamens in these lovely spring Celandines, I have let the petals be blurred and out of focus. When taking close-up photos, you are constantly making decisions about which bits to keep in focus and which to blur. Even when you are using a tripod it’s hard to takeContinue reading “Blurred Petals”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Ok, so maybe it’s not perfect symmetry, but when these petals fully unfurl, this Celandine will be a perfect symmetrical star of sunshine. The centre part is already symmetrical anyway! One of the first spring flowers you see around here and such a welcome splash of colour in the hedgerow. This one is one ofContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry”