The restriction imposed by lockdown has offered an opportunity to closely observe and explore what's happening close to home in my own 'doorstep' environment. I have found the garden has much to offer. I have been enjoying photographing the variety of shapes and textures of some 'simple' everyday plants. They have their own exotic qualities.
One of those stand out plants has to be Love in a Mist. As it kindly self seeds, I usually have a wonderful display every year. It is definitely a 'value for money' plant as it will tolerate neglect, growing anywhere, even in very dry poor soil. It has fine feathery foliage, a beautiful flower, and an equally beautiful seed head.
The Pasque flower is another plant that has a beautiful seed head.
Detail of a Jasmine plant, although it suffered this past winter, has none the less produced a mass of beautifully scented flowers. Meanwhile the dying stems create beautiful sinuous silhouettes in the sun.
I am also part of Bookscapes Collective.
Bookscapes is a group of six artists that have developed a group practice specialising in site specific interventions and exhibitions.