This, not very exciting picture, is a crop of a photo I took across the road at the 50 mm focal length setting on my Nikon DX 16 – 50 mm zoom lens. It was a day of gale, downpours and brighter intervals – aka Storm Malik. I took this during dry period, but there was not much sun. I remain amazed that the sensor in a digital camera can collect a picture of a large bush many feet away, and yet we can look at a section of it and see leaves and individual buds. And judging by what the complete photo shows there should be a splendid show in the Spring. The sad thing with the Rhodies is, that the show does not last for many days – and then the plant begins constructing next years buds.
THE EUROPEAN FLAG
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Where is it ?
A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.
- Diana Nicholson on Colonoscopy . . . Part the Third