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!

Friday, 3 May 2013

IT DEPENDS ON THE BACKGROUND

Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) and gorse against a blue sky.
Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) and Gorse. May 2nd 2013 

What we see depends on what is there. Obvious.

What takes our attention depends on our interest. Clearly.

Some things we delight in as we walk. Like the yellow of gorse or the blueness of sky.

Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) against a background of blackthorn blossom.
Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) and Blackthorn -May 2nd 2013 



Or the whiteness of blackthorn blossom.




















15 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

A lovely post Lucy, I have not seen Alexanders; they look interesting and I know that they are edible too.

Dee Nash said...

A great lesson in a small post. Seeing things in the realm of their surroundings measures all.~~Dee

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing difference - love the photos.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos, and seeing things when least expected is always so pleasant!

Karen said...

Lovely shots, everything looks great up against blue skies.

ADRIAN said...

I've yet to see any blossom so these are a welcome sight.

Lyn said...

Lovely post...seems spring is here at last! Xxx

NatureFootstep said...

I love thsi post. It is so true all of it. And great shots too. :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It seems to get lost against the blackthorn, the blue sky is great!

Down by the sea said...

I love the Alexanders we were over your way on Friday and enjoyed looking at them too.
Sarah x

Donna said...

I enjoy walking along and seeing what interests me...it is clearly something different every day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Much to think about here. :)

Bridget said...

Lovely, beautiful, blue sky pics.
Bridget.

catmint said...

Dear Lucy, There is so much to delight in if we are aware and notice the beauty of nature. Thanks for reminding us about this important truth.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Hello Everyone. Glad you liked the Alexanders and Blackthorn post.

Hello Toffeeapple. Alexanders smell good too. I understand you can make chutney with their stems but, as I have no use for chutney, have never tried it.

Hi Dee. This thing about context - it's one of the reasons why things can never be neutral.

Hello JoAnn. Pleased you like the photos.

Hello Icy BC. Glad you like the photos - though I'm not sure I share your confidence that surprises are always pleasant!