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Captured: Not a lonely little petunia

Not a lonely little petunia

I’m not much for digging in the dirt. Cut the grass? I’m on it. Whack the weeds? Lemme at ’em. Trim the hedges? Heck yes. Whatever grows in my yard, I’ll maintain it! Or kill it if I don’t like it. I’m talking about you, dandelions. But actually plant things? Meh.

The woman who built my house was beginning to landscape the yard nicely when, sadly, serious illness forced her to sell. The next owner rented out the house for several years, and naturally the place didn’t receive a full measure of love and care. The first few years of my ownership have been dedicated to cleaning up the joint, on a shoestring budget no less. But now that work is mostly done, and I have a little money, and I do like petunias. And despite my distaste for digging I do own all the necessary tools. So I spent some time the other night getting my hands dirty. It wasn’t glorious. But aren’t the results lovely?

I like crocuses, too. Back when I lived in the church’s parsonage, I snapped a nice one. Check it out.

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15 thoughts on “Captured: Not a lonely little petunia

  1. ryoko861 says:

    There! See? Some other things to take pictures of!!! Use those cameras!!!!

    What you need to do is get bulbs! Plant them in the fall or spring, depending on the flower. DONE! They’ll pop up on their own for the rest of their years.

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    • The lady who built the house planted daffodils and irises and tulips, so I’m already on my way! I planted some more tulips and a hyacinth last year, but the squirrels dug up the tulip bulbs. Oh well.

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  2. Beautiful photo, Jim. I remember taking photography classes (setting apertures manually wasn’t my forte so I didn’t pursue), and the teacher said that a good photo will incorporate an S shape at its center, in the landscape, in the objects being photographed. I’m assuming he was teaching from traditional techniques, but I can’t be sure. Anyway, you’re petunias, starting with the first, make a curved line at the center of your photo – very pleasant to the eye.

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    • Thanks Renee! I don’t know anything about traditional techniques and I’ve never taken a photography class. I just try stuff and when something turns out well I remember what I did and try it again another time!

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    • I’m not much for digging in the dirt, but I do enjoy petunias. I opted not to plant any last year and won’t this year, either; I’m looking for perennials that I can plant once and enjoy for years.

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