Today was one of the first days of the year when I was definitely sure it was autumn. Firstly, the heating came on (all be it briefly) in the morning. I worn a jacket when I was out taking pictures – this is not always a blessing as it gives me more pockets to lose things in!
And finally, I had taken these pictures a few days earlier. Our Crab Apple tree does not bear useable fruit – but it’s a good marker of the turning of the year.
The Japanese Anemones are also at their best at this time of the year. I decided to avoid the perfect looking flowers – as I have a greater empathy with the slightly imperfect ones.
A little battered around the edges they may be, but they look like they may have a better story than the glamour puss perfection of the ones just out of shot.
Their colour and tendency to sway in even the slightest breeze makes them a bit of a challenge to shot.
You can find more macro shots (autumnal or not!) at Macro Monday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the screen.
Enjoy the close ups.