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I never realised cabbages could be beautiful!

It was hard to work out the light and blur in this one – too much dark and it was too cabbagey, too light and it lost its structure..hoping I’ve found a happy medium..!

Postcards

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I’ve been printing little cards of my most recent pictures. It’s great to hold them all in my hands, little collections. There’s something comforting about them. I only have a cheap old printer at the moment, so they are not perfect, but they are lovely to hold.

I had a small idea that it might be fun to post some of these to different people, and also to leave some about out in the world for strangers to pick up and hopefully take home and/or share.

The idea would be that I would have details on the back stating that this is a postcard to share or keep, and to ask the recipient to let me know that they have it in some way, maybe take a photograph of it when it arrives, and email that to me, so that I can take account of my cards travels..then if that person would like to send it to someone else, as a gift, for them to photograph too, it would keep them on their journey.

I would then post these travelling card pictures on a blog page.

Do you like this idea? Would you like me to send you one? If so, leave me your details on my contact form, I would love to send you a picture and watch it travel!

(p.s. I won’t tell you when I am about to send it, so it would be a surprise..:) )

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Eyelash Hearts

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I was so excited to see these little flowers shoot out from my eyelash plant a few weeks ago. They form at the end of long spikes, in small clusters.

I’ve had the plant for nearly ten years, and didn’t even know that it flowered, but I moved it to a windowsill recently, and it must have liked it.

These are tiny blooms, about half a centimetre each little heart, so I needed my macro lens. I am working on some in black and whites, as I just love their shape and form, but I couldn’t resist sharing these now just as they are, with their delicate icecream blush..you’d almost think it was Summer to look at them!

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© C. Rennie, 2013

My Favourite Things – Roses

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I thought I would do a little series on some of my favourite things, and attempt to capture them all in natural light. So, here is No.1 – a homegrown Rose.

Throughout the Summer, you will often find me with my nose in a rose. I will lean into gardens, through fences and gates, leap across plants in garden centres, just to get my fix of their amazing scent. I love how every single one is different. I love how water hides in their petals after the rain (Raindrops on Roses..must find some Whiskers on Kittens..!) I love their air of nostalgia, their timelessness, a sense of elegance that I will never achieve.

I don’t know the name of this rose – so I will call it…Romantic Blush..! (feel free to be sick)

 This photograph encompasses a few more favourites too – the bookshelf on which these flowers sit was found under an enormous pile of rotting wood and leaves on my allotment, and the vase was found in a great collection of glassware in a charity shop – I love to make new from the old!

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Happy Summer!

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Dramatic Dusk

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The rain has not stopped this week..the first few days were charmingly cosy, but now it is getting really boring and I’ll admit I have been feeling a little bleak of heart.

I long for a beautifully warm sun drenched field, or to stroke my toes through a deserted burning beach, or to be somewhere on the water, somewhere warm and blue..

I had to find some beauty..

As much as I love flowers, I’ve never really managed to capture them in a way that makes me happy.. somehow they just don’t work for me. But the other night, as the light went down, they just looked so dramatic and gorgeous, colours shimmering from the rain, doing their very best to please us, that I couldn’t help but try and make something of them.

It turns out that my lens just LOVES the dusk! It seems to be most happy in shade and shadow, and helped me to find this dark brooding shot of my night time flowers..some colour in the black..

I was cheered and reminded of something that my mum wrote in one of my memories books one time years ago:

“keep your eyes on the stars, but never forget the flowers at your feet”

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