the flowering

Mmmm perhaps a lttle early to think about flowers…………..  they are still magical memories held in seeds, bulbs, way down in that dark soil, over wintering and so full of possibillity.  Its a good feeling knowing these wonderfully colourful plants are gathering their energy in readiness for that enormous push through the soil as the days lengthen and the sun becomes increasingly warmer.  Puts me in mind of Persephone, she has plunged down into the underworld now, but come the spring and she will burst forth bringing that spark of creation, the green and beautiful land will once again blossom.

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Lighting and flowers

I have never seen chrysanthemums like this in the flesh, only in japanese drawings and decorative designs. So I thought I would capture them before they shriveled up and died!! Trying to photograph them though was a real trial, first battery run out, then flash wouldn’t fire off camera. So these were done with small directional halogen spot bulb in varying styles  Where there is a will there is always a way, thats what my mum always told me anyway!!  She was right, they didnt come out as bad as I had imagined.    

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