Forget Me Drops

12th April 2018

Forget Me Drops - April 2018

It was another miserable grey Sunday morning for my photo shoot this week, and it was also wet. Still, I didn't let that put me off, and went out in search of some interesting imagery.

I loved how the raindrops were nestling in the centre of these tiny blue Forget-me-not (Myosotis) blooms, acting like small magnifying glasses.

Dandelion - April 2018

I soon came across the first Dandelion (Taraxacum) bloom of the year. This one had found its way into the greenhouse, hence it being dry.

Wet Daffodil - April 2018

The Daffodils (Narcissus) continued to open apace, with this one being my favourite this week.

Kerria - April 2018

New blooms to the garden included this pom-pom like Japanese Rose (Kerria japonica). The bush was loaded with flower buds, of which this was the first one to open.

Queen of the Night - April 2018

There were strange goings on with the Tulip (Tulipa) 'Queen of the Night' blooms. They are supposed to be a very dark purple, almost black colour. However, this year they had returned very pink looking.

Pink Ribes - April 2018

Something that was supposed to be pink were the Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) blooms, which were just beginning to open.

Forsythia Hedge - April 2018

I just loved how this bright yellow Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia) bush was growing through a hedge...

Purple and Yellow - April 2018

...making it a perfect foil for the lovely dark purple Periwinkle (Vinca) blooms.

Quince Blossom - April 2018

The flowering Quince (Chaenomeles) bushes continued to blossom...

Damp Camellia - April 2018 did the marvellous Camellia bush.

Blue Alkanet and Friend - April 2018

It wasn't until I was processing this image of a trio of Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) blooms that I spotted the eight legged critter lurking in the background!

Pieris Blossom - April 2018

There was more white blossom on the Forest Flame (Pieris) bush...

Forest Fire Started - April 2018

...along with the formation of the first red leaves, which give the bush its name.

Amelanchier Blossom - April 2018

The Amelanchier tree would soon be in full blossom, but I was hoping it would wait until the rain had stopped, as the blossom is quite delicate, and is quickly dislodged in a heavy downpour.

Cherry Blossom Beginnings - April 2018

Exciting times were ahead with the first signs of the Cherry Tree (Prunus) coming back to life, with the formation of the first few flower buds.

Meet Polly - April 2018

Finally this week, we go from the wet outside, to the wet inside, and my fishy friends. You may remember that a month or so ago I posted a picture of my male Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides) - now named Colin! Well, I finally managed to get a decent photo of the female, called Polly, who is a lot smaller, and a lot less colourful.

So, this week I went with Forget Me Drops as my Image of the Week, mainly because I loved the way the large raindrop looked on the tiny flower...