Six on Saturday: 3 April 2021

Yesterday (Good Friday) was ‘Clean the Conservatory’ Day – my annual top-to-bottom (or as high as I can reach without falling off the stepladder) dust-busting, cobweb-removing blitz. This year, it took a total of five hours (including one coffee break and a quick lunch). The furniture is back in place, so are the ornaments, just the plants to go back to finish it off. With temperatures set to hit zero degrees by Monday, I won’t be sitting in there just yet, Soon, though.

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Macro moments

After several unsuccessful attempts to capture the new growth on raspberry ‘Yummy’ with phone camera and compact camera, I tried again with the new clip-on macro lens on my phone and captured these three shoots.

Then I tried these three stawflower heads from a shelf in the Potting Shed, I think they were pink originally, but still pretty now they’ve faded.

Finally, a sweetpea seedling (showing where it had the chop last week) and a rather battered hebe ‘Champagne Ice’ twig.

My images are still hit and miss; getting close enough to the plant so it looks clear in the screen is easy, but the minute I press the shutter button, everything moves and the focus with it.

I won’t be winning any competitions with these!