• Design in Nature

    by  • October 7, 2010 • Fall

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    In art school, we had an assignment on ‘Design in Nature’, and that, I think, inspired my love of patterns found in plants and close-up photos of nature in general.  I bought three macro filters…as macro lenses were too expensive for my Minolta SRT 101 single lens reflex camera I had saved for when I was a teen.  Here are some recent photos found in the garden this month:

    Artemisa 'Powis Castle' and Red fountain grass

    Artemisa ‘Powis Castle’ and Red fountain grass

     

    Brachycome and Mullein

    Brachycome and Mullein

     

    Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus

    Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus

     

    Donkeytail spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites

    Donkeytail spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites

     

    Ajuga and Woolly sage

    Ajuga and Woolly sage

     

    Ajuga and Woolly sage

    Ajuga and Woolly sage

    I love the way the ajuga looks next to the thyme like a needlepoint pattern.

    Ajuga, Brachycome, Mullein and Woolly sage

    Ajuga, Brachycome, Mullein and Woolly sage

    That big leafed mullein just volunteered itself there. Nice, but I won’t let it seed there. 😀

    Hens and chicks, Dudlya cymosa

    Hens and chicks, Dudlya cymosa

    I promise myself to do more of these macros. It’s fun!

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    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.