Endless Dewdrops - October 2018
It had been a foggy start to the day of my photo shoot this week, but thankfully the sun broke through and turned the fog into little glistening gems that covered every surface, which I couldn't wait to photograph.
This Nasturtium (Tropaeolum) leaf was probably the most photogenic thing in the garden, and I took plenty of shots of the dewdrops shining on its surface.
Honeysuckle Dewdrops - October 2018
I loved how the tiny little water droplets clung to the hairs of the petals of this Honeysuckle (Lonicera) bloom...
Verbena Dewdrops - October 2018
...and how they seemed to form some sort of orderly pattern as they arranged themselves atop each individual petal of this Verbena (Verbena bonariensis) flower head.
Mahonia Japonica Buds - October 2018
The Mahonia japonica flower buds weren't quite so effective at catching the water droplets, but a few had retained their wet companions.
Another Nerine - October 2018
Another new Nerine (Nerine bowdenii) bloom had appeared, this one being a little whiter than the darker pink ones that were already beginning to fade a little.
White Rose - October 2018
The white Rose (Rosa) that first appeared in June was back, and was looking just as lovely as it had the first time around.
Berry Bokeh - October 2018
Every week the Firethorn (Pyracantha) bush berries were looking better and better. I really enjoyed the berry bokeh in this shot.
Golden Time - October 2018
The Acer palmatum leaves were now almost completely brown or golden. It was amazing how quickly they had turned in only a few weeks.
Prowler - October 2018
I had my furry photo companion to guide me around dad's garden this week, although he was being more of a hindrance than a help, as he weaved his way between my legs, determined, and almost succeeding in tripping me up!
Fluval 57 - October 2018
I felt I had to share this! It's a shot of my smallest aquarium, a Fluval 57l. I had planned for it to be full of greenery, with plants such as Cryptocorynes, Anubius, Amazon Swords (Echinodorus), Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis parvula) and Monte Carlo Grass (Micranthemum). In fact all of these plant species have been in this tank at some point. However, the fish don't seem to agree with my decorating choices, and keep digging them up! I have had one success though. That rather large plant in the middle of the tank is an Aponogeton ulvaceus, and the thin spindly thing making its way to the water surface is actually a flower stem!
Aponogeton Ulvaceus - October 2018
And look what has appeared above the water surface. My first ever flower obtained from an aquatic plant!
Gold Honey - October 2018
For what it's worth, this Gold Honey Gourami (Colisa chuna) is one of the inhabitants of the tank that keeps destroying my aquascape.
So this week I went with Endless Dewdrops as my Image of the Week, simply because I loved how the sunshine was lighting up each individual water drop, and how they made a simple green leaf look so pretty...