….but not so perfect pictures.
Most of the apricots had fallen off the tree when I got back from my trip so quickly picked the rest and made some jam. The plums are just about ready as well so time to organize another jam-making session.
I actually prefer plum jam. What about you?
On my solitary plum tree in the garden things are looking good. Should be in for a nice crop. Enough to make some plum jam (marmellata di prugne). Have you got any interesting recipes?
Here’s the original picture.
Had a welcome day off today so more dabbling with photo-editing. This palm leaf looked just like a fan (ventaglio) so have added an abstract, brocade fabric look, then hue and saturation, vibrancy.
Cute yellow flowers (which I think are called ‘Lantana camara’), then a kaleidoscope effect. I also added a ‘sunburst’ effect as when I was editing there were some flaws which needed hiding.
Stunning plants on the Italian coast in Lazio, near Rome.
More dabbling with my photo-editing software. First I used ‘retro’ style, then added an antique mosaic look. Apologies for the actual composition of the photo, but was trying hard to get the bud close-up.
In May ‘Jude’s May Garden Challenge’ is calling for images of wildflowers. Now, I’m not sure if these are actually wildflowers. I’ve been searching the internet and first thought it was a climbing nightshade (solanum dulcamara), but then came across a perennial nightshade (solanum crispum/Chilean potato vine). The fact that it was a ‘nightshade’ surprised me. It’s got such pretty flowers and is climbing beautifully on my trellis.