Seeing red (and yellow)…

Today we went for a walk at Cameron Lodge Garden in Mount Macedon which is renowned for its beautiful historical gardens. Many of the gardens are over a 100 years old and contain fine examples of rare northern hemisphere trees and shrubs.  As we enter autumn the colours and fungi are magnificent.

Golden light
Golden light
Fly
Amanita muscaria or fly agaric – yes there was a fly!!
Maple
Red maple
Chestnut
A rare variegated chestnut
Yellow
Yellow maple

Let there be light!

Yesterday afternoon was very dull and overcast, so much so, that I needed to turn on a table lamp.  Inspired by the lampshade design I decided to make a rudimentary lightbox by placing sheets of baking paper over the top of the shade and covering this with an old piece of  fish tank glass.  The experiment worked reasonably well apart from the size constraints of the opening of the lampshade!

Plum leaf
Plum leaf
Pansy
Pansy
Green leaf
Green leaf
Dandelion
Dandelion
Sage leaf
Sage leaf

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