Macro Monday on Thursday

Woven Christmas ribbons are works of art if you look at them closely.

In addition to Harvest Monday that is hosted for us gardeners by “Daphne’s Dandelions” in Massachusetts, there is also Macro Monday, hosted by “Lisa’s Chaos” Wisconsin photo blog at http://lisaschaos.com/. I learned about Macro Monday on Villager’s “Our Happy Acres” blog. But I am such a horrible procrastinator, that by the time I took my pictures and processed them, it was Thursday!

So here is what I found to photograph with a macro lens in my garden this week.

Newly planted iris and daffodils are showing signs of life!

Allysum is always in bloom, but in winter, there are no skipper butterflies or hoverflies to feed on it.

A few honeybees gather pollen from our rosemary bushes in winter.

One month after sowing, the cheddar cauliflower is just showing its first true leaf. The violet cauliflower just poked up out of the ground this week. Things in the garden are s-l-o-w this time of year.

I pruned back the pineapple sage after it finished blooming, and it surprised me with new flower buds this week. Global weirding.

My favorite macro this week (in addition to the Christmas ribbon) is this variegated nasturtium leaf with dew dropping from its pink picotee edge.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I am retired from writing a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent, but I am still teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks.
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2 Responses to Macro Monday on Thursday

  1. Daphne says:

    Oh I hadn’t heard about that one. There is a Not Me Monday too. Mondays seem to be popular. I love the little cauliflower seedling.

    • Hi Daphne. I was thinking of starting a Procrastinating Gardeners Friday, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Heehee. My list of garden ToDos is daunting. And then there’s the list of Christmas ToDos. And household. It never ends.

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