Out in the Garden


Friday 19th May 2017

Basic Clicks Photography Group

Location : Base camp, the Enchanted Garden, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford, UK

Camera used : DSC-H300


Today, we’ve been out in the Enchanted Garden @ BASIC.  Capturing some brilliant images for use in a future display.  Mostly these were roses , but also the wildflowers and poppies planted throughout the garden.

Flowers in the Garden
Yellow Rose
Pink Rose
Purple Flower
Yellow Rose front on
Yellow Rose Centre
Dandelion Clock





#Coloryourworld #cyw #blues #periwinkle

Periwinkle – an acrostic by inkdrop for the coloryourworld challenge


Perhaps the most pastel of blues in the garden

every gardener worth his greenfingers knows you for your lavender flowers

reaching out to the morning light of the sun

if there was an apt description

when you’re seen waving in the garden air

it’s the sight of little blue fairies

navigating the gardener to your parent plant

keep looking! – they say, as

little children hunt around the garden border

expecting to see fairies dancing in the wind

Details – a photo challenge



Here is a flower, caught in a block of melting ice.

It was originally yellow , its colour faded as there was nowhere to transport any nutrients to.  To some, this may be a sad scene but to others they say – Look again.

The detail of the Flower – captured, in a moment of time

The cold, frosty ice – holding the flower in that moment, whilst the air bubbles around it seem to bring it back to life, as it enhances every of the flowers petals, and every one of its individual ridges.  Its true – the ice will melt – indeed, look closely it is melting.  But whilst it maintains most of its solidity it shows the flowers contures, and lines – in fact, the very character of the flower.


Another flower, in a block of ice

This flower seems to have had better luck than the first – in that it has maintained its colour.  The oxygen bubbles once more seem to have danced around the flowerhead and each of the flowers petals have been highlighted in the ice.

The details highlighted the flowers formation


Backlit flowers, on a background of fabrics

These flowers were brought to life, not by ice – but by the power of light.

Individual tulips were set out on a fabric base and lit from behind using a torch for the light source.  I liked the way each of the flowers own individual details were brought to life by the light coming through the shimmery fabric.


Queen Mother Rose, taken outside in BASICs Enchanted Garden

One of my favourite outdoor pics – I liked the individual petal formation and the lovely colours of this rose.


This poem written by me, first appeared in the forward poetry title : New Beginnings.

I’ve given it a little polish and decided to share – enjoy.


Daffodils, Enchanted Garden, BASIC, Salford


Like their glass friends

The humble garden bulb

Has sat quietly

All Winter.


It’s waited for the signs,

The first melted ice

The dropping snow

or the returning birds


Prepared for the moment

that spring in the air

And that special time

The sun hits the ground


And as those first warm rays

Drop onto the ground

It pops up a shoot

And takes a look round


Then it drinks up the sun

and lets colour – explode!

Giving some beauty

to a home owners abode