Thursday, 8 April 2010
Sun, shadows and Contre-jour
The early sun shining through the tiny new leaves of this bush caught my eye at breakfast time! They looked such a gorgeous red. So when I took the dog out, I took my camera with me. Which can get a bit awkward as I find I haven't enough hands!
The daffodils on our patio looked lovely - they are a very early miniature variety and look great in the blue trough, which I don't think you can see properly.
In the park, the shadows on the roots of the beech tree by the stream looked wonderful and contrasty!
The light on the water through the railings attracted me, as did....
A very smart mallard drake. The ducks have nearly all paired up now, and waddle around the park looking for good nest sites. One came into our garden yesterday, but didn't stay. I'm rather glad, actually, as I don't think any eggs would have stood a chance with cats, squirrels, magpies and crows around!
On the way back, I saw that the ornamental cherry tree buds were swelling up. It won't be long before we have some glorious blossom again!
And when I got home the sun was still streaming in through the windows. This lovely glass jug looks fantastic when the light shines through it. I don't think I have done it justice! I am rather fond of it, as it was presented to me when I left work for another job, ooh, must have been nearly 40 years ago!
And lastly, the sun through our glass ball, which I have 'blogged' before, but always deserves another outing!
I enjoyed that trip with my camera, the early light is always much more interesting to me than the midday sun, high in the sky, and making for a flat photo! And at this time of the year I don't have to get up horribly early for it, either!