All of a sudden, in just two days, the last bud bloomed, the other flower closed up and I think by the end of the week, both plants will go into retirement for a few months.
On a more positive note, I have a new shoot coming in from my orchids. No buds yet. Just the tall, naked shoot. It will be weeks before it turns into buds and more weeks until it flowers. It had two shoots, but one withered. The other looks healthy.
Garry has a lot of trouble getting very close to things, then shooting them. With a camera.
I’m pretty sure this has something to do with more than 40 years in film and videotape where getting too close was unflattering and unless the camera had the right lens, blurry.
Yesterday, we spent a little time working on getting close to flowers and shooting tight with a macro lens. He got the message, but I’m not sure he is quite ready for that level of intimacy with anything in a lens.
While teaching him how to use the macro feature on the 12-50 mm Olympus lens, I got some pictures of Garry, too.
It’s a black and white kind of day. Grey and chilly. Almost the complete opposite of the weather of yesterday and the day before. It’s the end of the best of the season. Cold is seeping in through all the cracks.
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