The dying of the light

Agapanthus. Image: Su Leslie 2019

With thanks of course to Dylan Thomas

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Friday flowers: more agapanthus

It was a very long drive home yesterday , and I’ve still to download most of my photos. But agapanthus are everywhere at the moment, so this shot could represent any roadside, park, or garden I’ve seen over the last few days.

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Friday flowers | regular random

Close-up, purple agapanthus buds against dark background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Close-up, purple agapanthus. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

…  five minutes with some agapanthus

I’m really enjoying that delicious lull between Christmas and early January, when the city’s commuters are granted an extra couple of hours in bed, and my early morning walks are free of the usual traffic noise and pollution. In that calm, I find myself much more aware of the world around me.

Not that the agapanthus is easy to miss.

It seems that every garden and roadside, every park and verge is home to clumps of these large, mainly purple, flowers.

Cluster of purple agapanthus flowers against dark green background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Agapanthus flowers. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

And, standing at waist-height, they are ridiculously easy to photograph — even for “she-of-the-dodgy-knee”. Easy to spend five minutes photographing in fact.

So my Friday Flowers are also a  RegularRandom offering this week.

RegularRandom is a challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Desley Jane Pictures. If you would like to join:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post


Friday flowers

Close up shot of purple agapanthus flower head. Oblique angle, looking slightly downwards. Mottled dark green background. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Agapanthus. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

“Just picked.”

Not literally, but I have just returned from my morning walk, and am still downloading the photos I took.

I’ve cropped it slightly, but it’s otherwise un-edited and pretty much fresh from the camera.

I know it’s still Thursday for most of you, but here’s wishing you all a happy Friday, and a lovely weekend.