Foxgloves Over The Garden Fence ~ After And Before


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This Sunday at Lost in Translation, Paula asks us to show her a black and white version of a colour original. This summer shot was taken from the back of our house looking towards Wenlock Edge as the sun  was going down.

Just over the garden fence we have a strip of ground that grows itself each year – mostly self-seeded foxgloves, columbine, corn cockle, moon daisies and opium poppies along with some perennial lemon balm, spearmint and oregano. It’s a treat waiting to see what will happen there every summer. Just thinking of this brightens a rather gloomy January day here in Shropshire.

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And now I can’t resist posting some more transformations in and around Much Wenlock. Clearly, some work better than others, but in any event, as Paula says, it helps one to see with fresh eyes:

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24 thoughts on “Foxgloves Over The Garden Fence ~ After And Before

  1. ooooo – you gave us a tasty four images to soak up.
    On the first, I much prefer the B & W, on the second and third, I like the color versions a tad bit more, and it is a complete tie for the fourth. and what different moods each photo evokes individually, but then all four have verticals that flow in a post like this….

  2. and the self-growing garden area is jam packed with goodies. Our home in Denver had lilacs that came up from a covered stone patch – the tall purple blooms were a gift. I have tried to grow lilac and it was the most stubborn shrub I have ever worked with. Never really took off in my garden…. whereas most everything else I tried did

  3. As I always notice , the B&W versions are a lot more dramatic and solemn than the colour ones…..
    Here I find the same sensation on the four of them!
    (Let me add that they’re beautiful!)

  4. You chose 4 great captures, Ruth, for the comparisons. I particularly like the second photo but the color version. The coloring of the field and it’s shading under the cloud is where the beauty lies, to my eye, and it’s lost when shown in monochrome. Looking at it again, however, had I not been given the choice, I would been much more positive about the monochrome version.

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