To And From the Allotment: Seeing Things In Black & White

Last week Cee at Cee’s Photography challenged us to go out and take some new black & white photos. This happened to coincide with my notion of doing a series of  ‘to and from the allotment’ posts, since at some point in the day you will see me trailing through the field on the back route path to my vegetable plot. And then the Daily Post’s ‘on the way’ prompt seemed to fit as well.

Given that everywhere is now bursting with sap-filled greenness, and we’ve waited a long time to see it, it is perhaps perverse to snap it in black & white. On the other hand, doesn’t it make you see things with a fresh eye? These photos were all taken in the early evening, when the sky over Wenlock Edge is always interesting, and the allotment gardens take on an abandoned and mysterious air. Even the plant life looks other-worldly. See what you think.

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The bean field…

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My old shed under the greengage tree with sunbeams and artichoke…

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Dandelion clock by the shed…

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Wreath of barbed wire and Queen Anne’s Lace…

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Phoebe’s insect motel for overwintering bees and bugs…

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Shed with a view…

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Welsh onion flowers and globe artichokes…

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Sheds and allotments go together…

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The path home by a sea of Queen Anne’s Lace…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

On the Way