Documenting the seasons of coastal Dorset. I'm a complete amateur so don't trust I'm always right. If ever you see I'm wrong - whether with identifications or in anything else - do say!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

THE BACKSIDE OF FLOWERS

We don't get on, Nature and I. We never seem to get in synch..  I begin to take photos for a post . . . am delayed by rain or circumstance - and the wretched plants have grown so much my pictures are far too out of date to use.

I'm in the middle of a 'circumstance' at the moment . . . in that summer brings with it obligations other than blogging and I get as much behind with them as I do with Loose and Leafy - and I'm in a bit of a rush just now too . . so . . .

 . . . I'll take this as an opportunity to post three pictures which were meant to belong to a longer post. If I don't do it now, by the time I get round to it, snow will be landing on them!

I'd been struck by the idea that we don't often see the backside of flowers; we are forever staring them in the eyes or looking up their noses - so I crept up behind some and took them unawares.

June 24th 2011
Bindweed.

June 24th 2011
Bramble.

June 24th 2011
(posted on Message in a Milk Bottle on July 8th)
Buddleia.

Then, on the way home, this.

June 23rd 2011 - which, being the day before 24th
doesn't exactly fit the text
- but I assure you, very little had changed!
Grass is terribly much un-celebrated. It doesn't have the virtue of a backside - but it's great stuff - tough and varied so I'll give it a moment in the lime-light.

April 5th 2011
This is a picture I took a while back and posted on Message in a Milk Bottle - but I like it so much, it can have an encore..

Backsides, sideways and from underneath!

8 comments:

Bridget said...

Interesting perspective as usual.

PatioPatch said...

You're more in tune with nature than many of us Lucy. Posterior perspectives are perfectly lovely. Thanks for the encore - the shot of the grass against the blue is marvellous.

Toffeeapple said...

Perfectly lovely! I like the Bramble shot best I think.

Elephant's Eye said...

I like the new favicon, your red shoe that I remember from your earlier header ;~)

Mark Willis said...

You have such a great feel for the composition of your photos! The grass in the blue drainpipe is a wonderful picture by any standards.

Rowan said...

Grasses are wonderful plants especially when you see a field of them waving in a summer breeze. Oddly enough I took a photo of bindweed today as well though mine was the usual front view - they are such lovely flowers but most people only think of their reputation as a nightmare in the garden. Happily I don't have any so can concentrate on the pretty flower:)

Lucy said...

Hello Bridget. Glad you like the behind-the-flower-perspective.

Patio Patch and Mark - I'm glad you too like the grass in the drain-pipe picture. I'm wondering whether to put it on my wall!

Toffee Apple - I always find it fascinating when photos manage to catch the stamens on brambles - there are so many and they are deliciously delicate.

Hello Elephant's Eye. I use the red shoe picture on Twitter as well as on the favicon. (Incidentally, the favicon suddenly appeared after I thought it hadn't worked. I don't think that, although cache-emptying etc. had been recommended by Blogger, it really had any impact. There was simply a confusing time delay.)

Hello Rowan. Morning Glory is simply a blue kind of bindweed, less rampant but bindweed none the less - and people put that in their gardens on purpose . . . which shows how beautiful it is!

Everyone - you may like to know I've just published one of my occasional context-posts. It's about Corfe Castle, a little to the east of where most Loose and Leafy photos are taken but still very much Dorset. This is the link

http://looseandleafy.blogspot.com/2011/07/when-castle-explodes.html

Lucy

NatureFootstep said...

true, the backside is often as good a subject as the front. :)