Purple Haze….

Well, I did go back to Alowyn Gardens for the flowering of the 100 Metre long Wisteria Avenue.  We were probably a week too early for the blooms to be at their best, but this was the only opportunity I had.  The smell was so heady, a real delight – and then the sound of the bees was wonderful 🙂  This wasn’t an easy shot, a very popular and busy garden and conditions that made exposure difficult – I think it was worth it though 🙂

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As always click in for a larger view.

 

Monochrome Madness – Week 33

It is hard to believe that this is the 33rd week of Monochrome Madness, hosted and curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and initiated by Leanne and Laura Macky.  It seems to grow every week with wonderful monochrome images from all around the globe.  This is my submission for this week – a side view of part of the 100 metre long Wisteria Avenue at Alowyn Gardens.

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Captured in near infrared on a modified Nikon D90

 

Tall poppies!

Today we went back to Alowyn Gardens and they had swathes of poppies currently in bloom.  My instinct was to get in the middle of them but it isn’t my garden so I stayed on the fringe and took images from the edge- still beautiful 🙂

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As always, click in for more detail.

 

Apologies as also I am behind in my reader – catch up day tomorrow 🙂

 

The tunnel…

This image was taken at Alowyn Gardens and is a series of Wisteria tunnels or walkways.  I shall go back (very soon) when the Wisteria blooms for a colour image…lining up the image was hard enough let alone planting and constructing it 🙂

 

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I missed the deadline for MMC 30 this week, but do check it out 🙂

A Topiary Dream…

I’ve been too busy to really play with the near IR camera but now I have a week off…I found the website for this garden, Alowyn Gardens, in Yarra Glen, and immediately thought of IR for the topiary (I have a BIG weakness for formal gardens!)…so here is the first of a few 🙂  Also my entry for Monochrome Madness, week 29 hosted by Leanne Cole. 

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As always click in for a larger view.
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