An Experiment

I had an idea. I was sitting in my home office the other day thinking about how I need to do something to get me a little more motivated about taking photos on my walks. I pretty much walk the same paths over and over again and I can safely say that I’m getting bored. But then I started thinking about how much more interesting macro is when it rains. Since it wasn’t raining out I dug out a little spray bottle that I could tuck away into my pocket and filled it with water.

Red Tulip

Red Tulip

My first test subject was a red tulip. And I loved it! So off I went spraying and photographing everything I could find. Of course, not all the photos worked out but it was a lot of fun to try something different.

Wet Forget-Me-Nots

Wet Forget-Me-Nots

I had way too much fun spraying water on my subjects so when I got home I decided to take a break from dousing my subjects in water. Instead I got this shot of this Alpine rockcress in my backyard without any water on them.

Alpine Rockcress

Alpine Rockcress

Have you noticed that I’ve been finding different colours other than purple? I think Mother Nature is ready to expand her colour scheme. 

Purple Flowers

I went back to that short section of the creek trail and I was surprised to find, hidden way towards the back, all sorts of flowers in bloom. Purple ones, of course.

Common Periwinkle

Common Periwinkle

The periwinkles were everywhere. And they weren’t the only ones growing like crazy here. The Forget-Me-Nots were starting to bloom as well.

Forget-Me-Not

Forget-Me-Not

I struggled getting a good shot of the Forget-Me-Nots. They are so small and low to the ground that I had to contort myself to get a good angle and then to focus on them in an uncomfortable position made it that much harder. But I prevailed!

Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth

When I got home fro my walk I couldn’t help adding my own purple flowers, the grape hyacinths, to the mix. These guys are slowly getting bigger and a little more vibrant each day. 

From the Deck

On the edge of my deck is a trellis that at different times of the year there are different types of flowers that grow. In early spring these little forget me nots cover the ground.

From the Trellis

From the Trellis