Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Night Garden

During the past week when my brother and sister-in-law stayed with me, the Autumn weather was particularly kind. It blessed us with much sunshine, which was rather astonishing, as S-i-L is renowned for being a bit of a rain goddess on the quiet! As the intrepid travelers have zoomed around the world during their long years together, many countries could bear witness to this fact. Hehehe!

But this time, the sun smiled - except of course at night. The darkness tempted me to try the 'night mode' setting on my latest camera, and I rather liked this Flower Moon with its tiny, satellite bud which appears to shed its own light on the Choysia leaves in the foreground. I was surprised at how the rest of the nearby foliage remained in shadow...

Anyhow, it prompted me to create this blog post, which has to be a good thing, when you see how long ago it was that the previous one made it to the screen - says she in apologetic fashion...

And also from my night garden, here's the little blue stars that were twinkling at me, too.  How small and shy they look, dwarfed by the spray of huge leaves beside them. Who knows, perhaps my next post will have some daylight pictures, too...


  1. Nice photos - it's interesting to film by night. Different textures, sharper contrasts.

  2. Jinksy,
    I love the image of the nocturnal visit to your garden!
    So interesting to see how the focus changes at night.

  3. Some clever stuff here Jinksy - especially love those tiny blue flowers.

  4. great night shots, what are the tiny blue flowers?

  5. Ceratostigma Plumbaginoides, Linda commonly known as plumbago!

  6. What a great idea, Pen - is that a Japanese anemone in the first pic? I have lots of pink ones :-) Jo

  7. It is amazing how night pictures can turn out so well.
    Love those little blue flowers....... whatever they are.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  8. How pretty! I have a Choisia at the bottom of my garden and I love the perfume when it flowers.


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