Saturday, September 05, 2009

Store cupboard 1: pictures

I really should sort out my picture folders, get the last couple of years' worth stored on DVD, or something. No, I don't have one of those nifty hard drive things. I started a whole load of different themed discs, you know, trees, flowers, landscapes. Don't bother trying is my advice, you'll never keep up. I sometimes get round to shunting them into folders labelled by month, but that's rather out of sight out of mind...

Anyway, for an undemanding Saturday night post, and by way of beginning to sort through, here's a baker's dozen of old pictures, most at least a couple of years old now. Captions below pictures, I never know what's correct like that. Above or below, what do you do?


A grapevine and bindweed in a sheltered corner.



Spring sun through a mullein leaf. Or maybe a foxglove.




This in the butterfly house in Honfleur, I think,









All of the above were taken on a winter day in the arboretum with the little camera; just ivy, moss, a phormium,not much else about.


Hydrangeas. Always hydrangeas. Funny to think Hortense was a popular name once...


Why?





Decay, of wood and metal. Nature opens the closed.


And lastly, a Picasa double exposure collage. I love making these, but haven't for a while. Another thing to get back to.
Have a good Sunday.

13 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh my, these are beautiful. The colours in that first one would make the perfect autumn scarf.

marja-leena said...

I know, sorting and labeling is tough work and it gets away from one! Gorgeous photos! I too never know if captions go top or bottom.

Zhoen said...

Mine are a massive mess. And going to stay that way.

I like seeing the image first, making up my own mind about it, then seeing the caption. See if they are congruent, or not.

HLiza said...

Same here, it doesn't help that digital camera allows you to take millions of picture at no cost..so my picture files keep adding up till there's hardly space in my hard disk..(and hubby starts to nag when I depend on him to transfer all to some sort of storage device)..And like always, these pictures of yours are such tonic for my healing eyes..

ewix said...

Love the pictures of gentle decay.
Very Septemberish....

Rouchswalwe said...

Sweet Lucy, your eye for detail is superb. I think I tend to sandwich my pics with verbiage, unless I'm aiming for suspense.

herhimnbryn said...

A lovely nosegay for my Sunday morning, thankyou.

Captions below are best I think.

Dick said...

Glorious, Lucy, each one. Don't you dare cut loose with an SLR or we'll all have to simply pack it in! (Not that you're going to improve on the beauty of these with a bit of heavyweight technology...)

Rosie said...

I rather like the name Hortense...

Barrett Bonden said...

A mullein! - again! I encountered the word for the first time only a week a go in a poem recommended by The Crow. Sounds so medieval. Far better than a type of figwort.

Even more remarkably the Y has serrifs. Possibly it's Time New Roman or let's say Times New Gaul.

Meggie said...

All the small joys and little miracles of nature, that make it so grand.

Plutarch said...

Yes: the ribs of leaves and petals deserve the attention which you give them here, particularly the petal on the fading hydrangae.

Sheila said...

I love the Why?/Y photo.

And I had forgotten, and you just reminded me, how my best friend of childhood and her sisters used to each have an alternate name. Ernestine, Geraldine, Abigail, and Hortense! I hadn't thought of that in years!