Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Green Foliage
An Australian song to scroll through the threes
The Weekly Prompts Wednesday: New
Isn’t it funny that some word prompts seem to align. As I have already posted a few new things before, I dug around for a few more.
As usual a song to get you through this post and maybe onto your next one
A new morning, good to see the sunrise
New growth on a Eucalypt
New growth pushing through the soil
A new plants pods on my place. A Leafless Globe Pea
The Lolly Bush is an old plant in the bush at my place but this seed head is a new sight for me.
New Welcome Swallow mouths wanting a feed as Mum flies in
Terri’s Sunday Stills: A Celebration of #Leaves
Well I don’t really have Autumn (Fall) here at my pace. My seasons are usually cold(ish) for a few weeks and dry (your Winter) or hot and wet, in a good season (your Summer) with mild weather for Autumn and Spring which can be a bit wet but is the best time to plant and get out in the garden. Basically wet and dry are my seasons.
I do like finding interesting leaves around the place. Some of the ones in this post are from lots of places but mainly in Australia
Terri asked for a song so one of my favourites, so please enjoy while you look at some leaves that I have found.
I wonder, does a Leafy Sea Dragon count?
Hope you had a bit of enjoyment from my leaf collection.
Debbie’s quotation-inspired image
“The world is wide.
No two days are alike, nor even two hours, neither were there ever two leaves of a tree alike
since the creation of all the world; and the genuine productions of art,
like those of nature, are all distinct from each other.” – John Constable
Day sixteen of Becky’s Square Photo Challenge for October: Kindasquare
I was chatting to Becky the other day and I said I was going to do a bit of Begonia propagation the next day. One thing lead to another and Becky asked if I would do a blog about how I do the propagation and grow Begonias. I remembered to take my camera and here is a bit about how I go about getting more plants for little effort.
All you need is:
1 A tray of some sort which drains. I use a foam tray from the green grocer.
2 A very sharp knife
3 Seed raising soil mix
4 Some Begonia leaves. These can be obtained from friends with Begonias if you don’t have any of your own, or somewhere where you can pinch off a leaf or two. Ask at the Nursery and sometimes they may let you take one.
Here is the tray of soil. Smooth out the ridges to make the soil level.
Get a selection of leaves or just one or two to start. Leaves from Tree Begonias don’t seem to work with leaf cuttings. They are better getting a piece of the underground part of the root system which can look like a Ginger plant.
Make sure your knife is sharp and select a leaf to start.
Make a cut into the main vein of the leaf making sure you don’t cut all the way through the leaf.
Or alternatively you can cut a slice from the stem
Making a couple of slices in the leaf can result in a number of plants
I also get leaf cuttings from my favourite Peperomia, the Emerald Ripple, Peperomia caperata using the same method.
Give the soil a bit of a watering to make it damp not soggy. Place the leaves on the soil using a bit of the soil or a small stone to ensure the leaf where the cuts have been made are in contact with the soil.
Here is some plants from last seasons leaf cuttings. The large group in the middle yielded three new plants and the one at the bottom two plants from one leaf.
Out of the tray and into small pots to grow
Soon they will be a lovely show of flowers in Spring
and you’ll have a lot of plants
Here’s some squares so I won’t get into trouble
Debbie’s quotation-inspired image photo challenge
“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We may be the same
but we are different
from the same connection
We are connected
Some connections prickly
some connections smooth
but there is always
This week's assignment - Use strong backlighting (i.e. shooting towards the light source, but do not look directly at the sun) to create a contre-jour image where the subject becomes a silhouette, OR shoot the light through flowers or leaves creating a transparent effect.
One for using the sun
One for using the Moon
and lets go inside too. I think black and white works better for this scene
and showing the structure of leaves
The Sunday Stills Photo Challenge: #Yellow Leaves