Friday’s Florals: Veronica Orchidea


It appears that I have stumbled upon a rare species.  I found out what the name of this plant was through a seed catalogue of my mothers.

Apparently this is an endangered native plant of Austria.  There is very little information on it, other than it flowers in the first year and is idea in a sunny rock garden or borders.  It is a fast growing plant and flowers quickly.


I have never seen these before and found them at the Taradale Cemetery.

If I am wrong, please let me know

Friday's Florals

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: At Cornwall Park


Good morning from a beautiful sunny spring day here in Hastings. Such a relief as I have my Social Snappers group this morning.  We are off to a small garden with some old fashioned flowers and roses.  Right up my alley.

This week Cee from Cee’s has an open topic for her Black & White Challenge.

I love black & white.  As you know I do a daily post of monochrome images.  This was always my first love and now with digital photography I am able to take my images a bit further.  I did purchase the Nik Collection with Silver Efex which I love experimenting with – as you have seen in the past couple of months.  My favourite preset filter is the Antique Plate II.

Arum Lily-

It works well with my florals such as this arum lily.


As well as my ducks.

I have always loved all the sepia toned postcards and photos of the early 20th century.


I do like experimenting with other filters such as the first image and these lilies.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

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