Are you a Natural Photographer or Do You Like Using Flash?
Digital photos with flash often change the color from the way that I see the flower. These Borage flowers are photographed on a bed of lettuce, without flash. Usually I prefer this setting as the colors and shadings tend to seem more realistic. Yet the color of the Borage is not true, though I like the realism of the color of the lettuce. Yes, that is oregano on the left.
Ah, this is closer to the color of the borage. In close up mode, there is so much more detail in the delicate colors than I can usually see directly through the eyes. This photo was taken WITH the flash and is much more true to life than the photo above. However the bright shine in the lettuce disturbs my eye.
Periwinkle - a wonderful color!
Why would I provide photos of an herb flower on Bloggers' Bloom day*, on a bed of lettuce?
These Borage flowers are the first this year from the greenhouse plants. I picked them to join the lettuce for dinner before I remembered that this was the night to prepare a blossom post. Yes, there are a couple of late tulips and almost open lilacs in the yard. A few of the violets still have imperfect flowers, but no other radiant bloom beauties were available. So I offer you these herbal delights!
Please enjoy the flowers, add some salad dressing and join me in a fresh picked salad, won't you?
Well, I did intend to post on 4/15/09 - a Bloggers Bloom day. However, I had upgraded my blogging software, RapidWeaver, to the new version which is supposed to keep many of the little (and big) glitches in the blog, such as disappearing comments, crazed Blotanical pick behavior etc.. (Too bad I can't add bad spelling and grammar to RapidWeaver's faults.)
Little did I realize that this upgrade was far from simple and meant that I'd have to almost rework the whole blog, adding back categories on posts, and sometimes finding posts from the past, redoing many of the settings and generally have to work at it.
As you might imagine at this time of planting, there are much more seemingly important things to do. But where am I now, out in the garden preparing the much needed beds before the next rain? No, I'm fixing my blog as I really enjoy sharing with you. Many thanks for reading, commenting and offering suggestions, dear readers.
And I did have a chance to add photos of borage flowers still on the greenhouse plant which opened later yesterday than I had intended to publish.
Today's bonus photo: First strawberry blossoms on last year's plants which overwintered in the garden bed.
May all your upgrades be within your garden when the weather is fair.