What I love about Sedums is the way rain drops collect and stay put on the leaves – so convenient for taking photographs. The plant has fleshy, succulent stems and leaves and as it’s clump-forming it makes it very easy to control and also to propagate. I found out by accident that if a stem breaks off you can just stick it in the ground and it will grow into another plant …. even better – you can give them to your friends [if they want them].
So, after the downpour the other day, I saw the sedum covered in bright droplets, looking like little jewels with the sun shining on them. My photos don’t really do justice to what I saw as they can’t completely capture the beauty of God’s creation. Just shows you though what marvelous inbuilt lenses He gave us !
In spite of the monochrome colouring, the sculptural quality of the plant makes it really interesting [at least, to me] and it wasn’t until I uploaded the pics to my laptop that I saw the ‘debris’ in the close up shots of the single raindrops.
Then I had a go at isolating a green droplet against a black and white leaf and stems. I love my Paintshop Pro software! Always found it easier to fathom out than Photoshop – cheaper to buy too….
Bye for now – you are very welcome to comment by clicking the ‘comments’ word at the end of the opening paragraph info. Eileen
My good friends Jo and Terry invited me to lunch the other day so I went armed with my camera cos I knew they had some beautiful flowers and shrubs in their lovely garden. The image above shows some ‘keys’ hanging on the red-leaved Acer they have growing in a tub. Jo told me this is the first year they’ve appeared.
This is a gorgeous Meconopsis – Himalayan Poppy … isn’t it a heavenly blue?
And finally – an Anemone de Caen – one of my all time favourites cos they come in such jewel-like colours. Please forgive the stem cutting across – it was unavoidable!
How blessed we are to have such a wonderful Creator, who has provided for our aesthetic needs as well as our material necessities. To quote part of Philippians 4:8: Whatsoever things are …. LOVELY … think on these things. (Especially if you’re feeling ‘down’).
bye for now, Eileen
These are pics of flowers in my friend’s garden. I love the ‘beards’ in these beautiful Irises.
The pictures speak for themselves I think and show the wonderful variety of design that mankind in a million years could not invent. All our knowledge is built on what has gone before and just as the information on our computer programmes have been placed there by an intelligent mind, so God has put His information for different life-forms within the seed, to reproduce after its kind