This little chappy climbs amongst the crocuses across a vase in our china cabinet.
The wonder of modern cameras, and phones is that even the more affordable models allow you to take macro shots. Looking carefully at something shows you a whole new world of detail. It is amazing how the most prosaic things can look wonderful up close or items that you live with every day take on a new perspective when you focus in on them. I love setting up little “still life” shots using objects around the house and use them as prompts for my weekly Haiku Challenge. (click here if you would like to see the different prompts and maybe read a haiku or two) With a trend towards “mindfulness” at the moment, careful appreciation of the detail of small things is a great way to gain a sense of appreciation for the wonders of life.
Hope your Sunday is a lazy one! TJ
These are small selection of some of my macro shots that I have taken over the past year.
When in North Western Australia, always look down when you walk. If the blue ringed octopus doesn’t get you the stone fish or the cone shell will
These little native Australian daisies bloom in profusion in September.
These nasturtium leaves caught the sunlight just after a shower filling them with cabochon gems.
This 19th Century lion spoke to me across the ages when I saw him dusty and unloved amongst the detritus of the past.
These two favorite books about the history of Paris have developed a character of their own with the ages of page turning
These seem to be appearing in many bouquets these days.
These items where on the table when I was looking for a photo inspiration. Some say I am still looking.
“Swan” pens were a popular brand of fountain pen in Australia and it gave me an idea for this week’s challenge.
These native Western Australian wildflowers are called “Everlastings” because their paper like petals can stay pretty even when they are dried.
The sheer profligacy of blooms is delightful.
This strange buds are about to burst forth into wonderful flowers.
This Turkish tile reflects through the globe of the decanter quite effectively.
These Edwardian games have such attractive graphics and the little captions on some of the squares are delighful.
I picked up this tin tray in Versailles and is the closest I am ever going to get owning an 18th Century Sevres porcelain tray. The glasses are early Victorian. The cake is early 21st century.
A little home filled with love and friendship. So rare and so precious.
I could have been sunning myself at our local beach where I took this photo, but noooooooo!
When 2 nuts won’t do
The tiny “P” in the centre of this paperweight made it the ideal souvernir de Paris!
This blue and white enameled silver watch sits in a my bookcase.
Other border tiles in this amazing floor, still vivid in detail and colour despite centuries of feet passing.
Close up of some of the flowers. They look to perfect to be real.
This knitted tea cosy keeps the pot warm in the garden on this crisp spring morning
This silver teapot would have graced the table of a fine Victorian lady while the teawares would have been sipped from during the late Regency period.
This little 19th Century rocking chair was sitting unloved at a flea market and now resides in the corner of our sitting room remembering quieter times.
“Now where did I weave my wittle spade?” wondered little Nancy.
This is a macro photo I took of an old jetty hand rail with Perth city in the background.
This little figurine is a Japanese interpretation of an 18th Century couple. Is he her beau or her hairdresser? Who can say.
In response to the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:Careful