Since Patti wishes that we step closer, this is what I or my camera will do in this post seven times.
These photos have something in common: they were all taken last March just around the corner. This is the third post with photos from that month. Who would have thought that one quarantine month can provide so much photo material? No wonder I don’t go anywhere else even now that I could.
Another thing I have realised is that this is exactly how I go about taking photos. I keep coming closer and closer either on feet or by zoom until I’m satisfied (or can’t continue).
First, let’s have a sniff of rosemary. I can smell it every time I pass. Always aiming for a bee but no luck that time.
I was astonished to look to the right and see these two. I must have passed this garden a million times and never registered them.
Here is the return of the hoopoe due to popular demand. Last year I’ve been seeing them often, this year no sign of any yet. I invite you to google for a video of one in flight. It makes a beautiful pattern.
How my camera looks through and says: There is no fence. Just recently it was repainted. Now it’s red! And the ornamental bushes in this playground – which I only saw in use less than five times in almost nine years – have dried up.
I felt it necessary to look through the ball.
This sunset was inviting.
And finally, the biggest surprise of our quarantine. The noise it made when it drove into our parking lot blew us away, especially bestia who couldn’t believe his ears. Alas, it was not the one we ordered. It soon drove away.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Patti at P. A. Moed: Close and Closer
This day in my blogging history
2016: The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
—L. P. Hartley