|Gentiana asclepiadea 23 August 2022|
|Top - Sedum matrona & Senecio cineraria 23 August 2022|
After 5641 (including this one) blogs, since January 2006, when I often wrote “why do I blog blogs”, I have come to definite conclusion that I do it as a 21st century Dear Diary. It is really the only legacy I leave to my two daughters.
I have thousands of filed family photographs but the ones contained in my numerous family blogs have some of the best ones.
waning days of summer my obsession in scanning my plants is still strong. I may
have at least 2000 of them in very high res tiff scans that could serve for
some botanical/scientific purpose. But I
have found that nobody is interested in this scanographer’s scanographs. Since
I started my plant scans I have sold exactly two prints. One went to a lawyer
for his home and the other to real estate agent who bought it for a client. If I were 35 and needing money I would make the rounds of hotels.These plants scans would not offend anybody.
I often tell people that in Vancouver it is most important if one is a photographer (who thinks he may be an artist) to not be bitter. This negative emotion can destroy.
And so I happily scan every day. It is fun to sit in my comfortable oficina with one or both cats in residence removing little spots from my scans while discovering details in the plants of my garden that only my Rosemary well knew, as she looked at her plants with a human double macro lens, which is what her eyes were.
In today’s double scan, the one of the gentian is ample proof how a scanner can outperform the best camera macro lens. The photographer goes to the plant and must adapt to the lighting situation. In my case I can cut the flower and a leaf and fuss over both on my scanner. This is lots of fun.
In the other scan of the senecio and the sedum, I appreciate Rosemary’s tastes for grey plants and her sedum which is at its best when the hostas are beginning to show the effect of a very hot summer. The roses, the ones that are remontant, are in wait for cooler weather before they bloom again.
Thanks to my Rosemary I have learned that I, too, have macro lens eyes when amply helped by my scanner.
And for a "Why not?" here is an additional scan including a lovely interloper who lasts for days looking like this even when it is cut.
|with Garvinea 'Sweet Fiesta' 23 August 2022|