I took my camera to the allotment today

With the camera in one hand and the instruction book in the other …

Not quite “raindrops on roses” as sung by Julie Andrews, more like “water on lettuce”. The ground was dry so I gave the allotment a hosing and wanted to see if I could capture the drops of water on this cute little lettuce.  Yay!!

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Note to self. When you take a photo make sure your shadow is not directly over the subject. But I still managed to capture drops of water on the rosy coloured leaves. Homework – check where the sun is next time.

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I like the detail on these leaves, below. Just wish I knew the name of the vegetable as it was gifted to me amongst a few lettuce seedling. It was such a tiny little thing I didn’t even know if it would live. But thanks to the magic of worm juice and some tender loving care here it is. Beautiful.

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I’ve got the bit between my teeth now and I’m determined to crack this photography lark.

Happy gardening.

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy
    Sep 30, 2014 @ 21:12:01

    great picture of the lettuce with the water droplets

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  2. narf77
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 04:43:15

    Love the photos and shadows of “you” is a song isn’t it? ;). Your veggies look almost as vibrantly healthy as you do Jean. I think there must be something in the water up there 😉

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  3. tootlepedal
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 08:47:39

    You are by no means the only person who has succeeded in taking your own shadow. I have an album of such shots. That’s a good looking lettuce.

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  4. MrsYub
    Oct 03, 2014 @ 07:54:56

    Lovely photos! The dew drops look just right for a fairy to clean her face on!
    And your lettuce looks real healthy, too! Mine are about an inch high.

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  5. Maria
    Oct 03, 2014 @ 10:26:53

    Wonderful photos, Jean. Those close up shots are magnificent!

    Reply

  6. Julein
    Oct 09, 2014 @ 16:41:57

    Love your blog. Your mystery plant looks to me like mustard ~ try a leaf and if it is mustard, it will have some heat to it ~ it’s permanent in my garden. Great raw, steamed, stir fried or in soups ~ flowers and seeds are also edible ~ Google mustard greens. Cheers.

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