The last day of November has been a complete washout here with wind and rain for most of the day. Despite storm Clodah hitting us (our third storm in three weeks) a patch of Scabiosa atropurpurea are still in bloom in the garden and what’s more they are full of buds. You may know them as Pincushion flowers. They are tall annual flowers, impossibly glamorous and lightly scented. Here’s a blue one – photo taken in August outdoors.
Taking photos outside is usually a complete joy but today the weather defeated me. An outdoor photo shoot just wasn’t going to happen in this wind. So I’ve been experimenting by taking a few shots indoors. This is completely new to me and I must admit that it does feel a little strange.
I love being outdoors, soaking up the atmosphere in the garden and seeing what all the birds and insects are up to. Setting up a table with my flowers inside the house doesn’t have quite the same relaxing feel for me or satisfy my need to know what’s going on outside.
Anyway, despite the lack of light and overwhelming greyness I managed to take some photos of the Scabious. I’ve brought some Cyclamen inside too. They are spares from my outdoor winter planters and shouldn’t really be inside because it’s way too warm for them… but they look so pretty in their little cups.
At least I have overcome my self imposed ‘rule’ of always taking pictures outdoors. Taking flower photos indoors is definitely a different experience. I know that anything new that I tackle feels awkward and strange at first. I also know that eventually I won’t feel such a resistance to the process.
Wishing you a very happy Monday.