Monday, May 23, 2011

details.


I feel lately like every time I have photos I want to post, I stop myself. I mean, how many photos of seedlings and the garden can people take? ;)


But that is what I find myself looking at. Down at the ground, all the small details, all the life, all the growth.


I don't know what it is - the big picture is OK, but I really like the close up. The minutiae.


The beauty in the smallest of details, the underside, hugging the earth, from a new perspective.


Beauty that is there for no particular reason - and you can see it only if you get really really close and take a moment to look.


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20 comments:

Debbie said...

I could look at pictures of that stuff all day long and often feel the same way when I'm posting SO many photos of garden stuff. But I agree with you completely - there is such beauty in the details and far to many people gloss over them compltely. Thanks for sharing. xo

Heart Rockin Mama said...

I'm with you! Keep 'em coming ~ they are just lovely :-)

Tara said...

You've captured the most lovely details and with the sun streaming through.... does this heart good.

Sharon said...

I agree, keep shooting. They may be the only plants I see all summer if the weather keeps up like it has been!

Shady Lady said...

I just adore your photos. Flowers and flowering things we have yet to plant in our yard/garden. We haven't been here a year yet, so we are still very much at the beginning of the process. Still, I find myself yearning for floral growth. Soon...soon.

Taking Time said...

lovely post!

sarah said...

ah yes, the beauty of the minutiae. beautiful in the garden....and in all the other cracks of ordinary life. lovely photos as usual!!

Flo said...

Me, too. :)

Helena said...

Yes, Denise. YES.

I love the minutiae too—am always looking for it. Looking down, up, around, taking in those moments, with or without a camera! Taking photo after photo of the small, good things.

So yes, please keep posting these beautiful pics. I'll keep loving them :)

Becky said...

I love the little things.

Joy said...

Love that series of photos. Good for you for stopping to smell the roses...and breathe in the minutiae.

Julie said...

I too love the details:) It's when I have my camera that I notice the small details, things I would normally not see.

Keep the beautiful photographs coming, I love them:)

STEPHANIE. said...

you always take such beautiful photographs! I wish I could see your garden. :)

Mrs. Gnome said...

Lots, we would love to see lots of pictures of growing things!!!

Mrs. Gnome said...

Lots; we love to see lots of pictures of growing things!

Francesca said...

I think my vegetables (and garden in general, really) are the most photographed veggies ever, they are beautiful as they grow, from all perspectives. Personally, I love to look at other people's photos of nature details.

Mama Whimsy said...

I caught myself thinking similar thoughts today as I plopped the push reel mower down to grab the camera. There was a moth crawling through the grass that needed to be captured! And after all the rain we've had, I have many similar mushroom pictures. Lovely photos as always!

RosieDreams said...

I can't remember how I stumbled upon your blog today but I've had it open on a tab because your garden caught my eye. And then I scrolled down only to find rhubarb. (That recipe looks delish.) And now gorgeous garden pics. I agree. I keep taking more and more pics outdoors too. And I hope my readers don't tire of it. By the way, do you have a macro lens? Your pics are so clear and you're able to get so incredibly close while maintaining clarity. I've been debating a macrolens for the wishlist, so just curious. Thanks!

Janet said...

I love your photos of your garden! I live in the desert southwest so it's nice to see all the GREEN! What kind of camera and lens to you take your pictures with?

denise said...

Rosie Dreams/Janet - I have a canon digital rebel xTi camera with the standard lens that came with it. I do have one other lens with a bit more zoom, but no macro lens (yet - some day would love one!). I mostly get really close to whatever I'm taking a picture of, hold the camera on the ground, get down on my knees...I just like the different view! :) I'm sure my neighbors think I'm nuts - seeing me always down on my knees with my camera on the ground!