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Day 354 #Project365

 

354-365

12 more days to the end of 2012. 12 more days to the end of the project. I almost can’t believe it.

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Day 262 #Project365

 

263-365 branch

I considered my post today as a continuation of one post I did about a month ago. It’s a branch of the same tree and was taken in a different season, so there were more buds blooming. Today’s image was taken hours before the late afternoon storm, it was cloudy but not too dark yet. There was minimal sun to be seen, so in a way the whole lighting looked pretty similar to the winter ‘version’ of it. It was quite windy too it’s tricky to lock in the auto-focus, but it should not be an excuse to blow the highlight out of proportion. Oh well…

Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO400 | f/5 | 1/250 |

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Day 138 #Project365

138-365 white flower

I read somewhere that the best way to blog is to blog what you know. Today’s post is the total opposite of that, so yeah, I’d understand if you want to leave this page straight away.

Let’s start with the flower in the photo. I did not know what flower it was. At the supermarket I saw them next to the check-out counter and they were on sale, and believe it or not I’ve never seen this type of flowers before. If I had I wasn’t aware of it otherwise I would remember. They looked so attractive to me because of their petals that I thought was quite unusual. I know shit about flowers. But the heart wanted what the eyes saw, and it was only 4 bucks for the tiny bunch, it was the quickest decision made.

I spent a lot of time searching on the web to find out the name of this flower. Asked a friend too by describing the shape, and she’s such a good gardener she could tell straightaway (I confirmed it later). I wished my mom was here, she would know too. I found out that if you know zilch about flowers, it actually was difficult to try to find out the name on the net. I typed ‘white flowers with many petals’ trying to Google it. Stupid I know. And pathetic. Well, tell me something new.

Cut the story short, I finally found out that they are Chrysanthemum, or mums flower. This is what I found in Wikipedia:
“In Australia, traditionally the chrysanthemum is given to mothers for mother’s day, whilst men will wear it in their lapels to honour mothers, as the flower is naturally in season during Autumn.”

There you go. There is so much I don’t know in this world it’s starting to scare me.

Just before you feel sorry for me for not getting any flowers at all last mother’s day, in our house, when it comes to gift giving me, my family knows that chocolate trumps flowers. Any time. Any occasions. Maybe that’s why I know so little about this flower giving ‘tradition’. I feel so enlightened now, that’s the best $4 spent today!

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Day 58 #Project365

58-365 wet petal

It’s two more days before summer is officially over. I say, let’s kill it already. Summer has been having a bit of a problem performing, really. Yes we had a couple of days of brilliance, but the rest was a total disappointment. We even had a maximum temperature of 6 degrees I recalled. Let’s just all get over it and give a warm welcome to autumn. It’s been wet the whole day, I think autumn has arrived!

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