From the Pink Rose Garden
Feeding Roses & Making Compost

Macro Hide and Seek in the Garden

There was a moment of pure silence.


Then, suddenly, there it was manifest among them:


the age-old miracle of music.

~Edward Docx



Is there such a thing as a macro nerd? I think I might be one.

Gray and kind of ugly describes what the garden looks like right now, but there is excitement out there. New growth is thrilling me. With the macro pasted to my eye, I started playing move-the-lens-half-an-inch-and-change-the-focus. Have you ever played that game?

When things are bleak in the garden, grab a spot of color (if there is one). In these images, feverfew and crocosmia provided the "spring" green blurs for the rose growth I was focusing on. Then, I moved the lens half an inch or so, changed the focus, and brought the blur to life. This is kind of intoxicating and everyday miraculous play for this photographer. Thought it might be fun to show you what some of my blurs might be.