Monday, 2 August 2010

Computer crisis, seeing trees and a mystery - days 27 - 29

My son's computer is faulty - eeeek!  He has been as patient as a 17 year old can be, but finally cracked, so he has borrowed my clunky old machine (it doesn't have a handle to turn on the side, but it's not far off).  That means that I'm using a laptop and unfortunately I find laptops a little difficult to get used to.  So doing anything takes about three times as long as usual :(

Anyway, I've hooked up the external hard-drive with my photographs, downloaded the ones on my camera and off we go!  

# 27/365  Fallen petals - I don't know whether the correct term is petals for a bottlebrush plant, but whatever they're called, they appear in a wonderful burst of warm red, attract bees and wasps for a few days and then start to fall. 

flowers within a flower

# 28/365  Do you see what I see?   After a rain shower, I was in the garden and as I turned to go back into the house, I saw these patterns on the window sill.  This is a detail from the photographs that I took; they looked (to me) like trees speading out their large, sheltering branches.  All that I've done with this is crop it slightly and add green tint.  Perhaps to you it won't look anything like a tree, and perhaps this is where the title of this blog comes into its own!

 In a forest?

# 29/365   It's a small daisy...  This is another wildflower that has appeared in the wild patch in the garden,  It is tiny, vivid red, and really beautiful.  It's so small I found it difficult to take a picture of it and also decided to include the daisy in the shot for scale.  There are quite a few of these have appeared - tiny, tiny flowers and I haven't been able to discover what they are.  If anyone can help out I would be very grateful.

BTW - I HATE laptops!!!!


  1. What beautiful pictures!
    I love that little red flower if you find out what it is let me know :)

  2. I sure will - keeping my fingers crossed as I'd love to know what it is. Thanks for visiting :)

  3. Three wonderful images, and yes I can clearly see the tree!
    Sorry I can't identify the tiny red flower, and like you I don't like laptops! Flighty xx

  4. Thanks Flighty, I'm glad you like them. I have one or two better shots of the red flower, which show that there is a flash of purple at the base of the petals and yellow tips to the stamen. They open in the sunlight and close as the afternoon shade comes around. I'll let you know if anyone comes up with the answer.