My aunt, mum’s younger sister, came to stay recently, travelling, for the first time, on her own from interstate on the train. We had a lovely week together – a mix of busy days and new adventures, and other days of rest and calm.
A few days after she left, gorgeous flowers arrived as a thank you. Aunty Jan had told the florist to choose the flowers carefully because the recipients were photographers ‘of note’. While that’s possibly over-stating things (but thank you AJ), I did spend some time photographing them.
The flowers were predominantly yellow and brightened the kitchen beautifully. Here’s just one of them in the late afternoon light…
I’m into flowers at the moment … when they’re this beautiful it’s hard not to be.
I think this is a ranunculus … can anyone clear that up for me?
To me it looks like a custard tart. Unfortunately, it isn’t!
My aunt is visiting from country NSW so we ventured to Silvan today for the Tulip Festival at the Tesselaar Tulip Farm.
What a beautiful display of flowers!
Calla lily … a study in decay
The fading beauty of the calla lily.
Calla lily study in black and white v2 …
Calla lily … a study in subtlety – and shape – and dancing …
One more colour image of the calla lily Tim found in a laneway last week. I could take endless photos of these flowers – I love their delicacy and seeming-simplicity, yet there’s a robustness and complexity to them too.
What do you think? Are you as captivated by these flowers as I am?
I’d been looking for calla lilies for a few days when Tim spotted some in a laneway on his way to the station.
I had in mind a black and white shot, reminiscent of the beautifully classical work of Robert Mapplethorpe (a very ambitious aim) but when it came time to process the images I found many of the colour ones just as appealing. I’ll get to some of the black and white ones in coming days, but for now, here’s one in colour.
The lines of these flowers are delicate and beautiful, and there’s a sense of movement captured within the image that I particularly like.
Thanks to Tim for lighting this so beautifully.