Spring and summer arrived all at once here in the UK with unseasonably warm temperatures and sunny days. When I was sat at my desk revising, everytime I looked out of my window, I could see the garden growing and getting more jungle-like, as my hectic schedule of work and study have left little time for the art of gardening.
So I ventured out into my garden the other day, hoping that some wild beast or carniverous plant wasn't lurking and ready to pounce from the camouflage of the foliage when it occurred to me that my garden may look a bit unruly en masse, but that everywhere I looked I saw natural beauty.
Of course, I immediately rushed into the house and grabbed my camera and started snapping away and experimenting with my zoom lens. These photos are the result. The first photo is of Bamboo, the second is a Date Palm, the third is an Acer Palmetum (Japanese Maple) and the last photo is of my huge Phormium (Nea Zealand Flax). I love how sculptural these plants are, from the zagged spikes of the Phormium and Palm to the delicate leaves of the Acer. The colours too are magnificent from deep reds to variagated and lush greens. I hope you like them too.