In the period leading to Christmas some people buy an Advent Calendar to check off each day before December 25. Usually intended for children, it appears that in recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of luxury ones aimed at indulgent adults who feel the necessity to treat themselves on the run-up to the big day itself – from expensive candles and perfume to miniature bottles of Prosecco or Whisky and even chunks of cheese.
So I thought to balance all this extravaganza I would offer you an alternative in the form of a flower a day from Sunday 3rd December until Sunday 24th December.
All images taken on a mid-November day along the George V Memorial Walk alongside Copperhouse Pool in Hayle using my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and 40-150mm lens
23 thoughts on “Alternative Advent #7”
Was pondering for a few moments as to what this one reminds me off, and then I realised today it is Tinkerbell!
Fuchsias always make me think of ballet dancers, skirts twirling, arms raised. I know, I have a strange imagination.
no strange, just very very imaginative 🙂
You are not alone, Jude…my thoughts too!
Trying to work out what is on the right hand flower… Pretty colour combination
The brown bits? I think they are just old dead flowers. I didn’t expect to see fuchsias, but then I do still have some in flower in my own garden! Maybe not today, we’ve had some very blustery winds the last couple of days.
I thought it was some sort of insect!!! Talking of winds it is blowing hard today AND very hot and sunny, oh dear my poor seedlings are going to suffer and we are going out to Brisbane for the day so they will have to look after themselves…
I have realised that having a garden means no more holidays during late spring!
I minimised the garden when we started travelling in 2010. But it is now maximised over the top with pots galore and lots of seedlings and annuals. I agree holidays will be difficult. 😕
Yes. When I only had pots it was easy for my neighbour to cast his hose over them when he was out watering his own pots.
No gardeners live around me 🙁
Oh, that’s a shame.
Will have to get a house sitter in if we go away
I’ll remember that 👍
Not sure why but I’ve never been a fuschia fan. I’d give this one a home, though. Lovely, delicate little soul 🙂 🙂 Like you, Jude!
Me? Delicate soul? Ahem… you on the wine already Jo? As for fuchsias, I love them. Always had them in the garden/pots.
D’you know, we’re chalk and cheese, Jude? Bit early for the wine, but it will go well with the cheese. 🙂 🙂
Beautiful fuschia! I always think of them as ballerinas too.
Not just me then 😉
Lovely clear shot. I could’ve used you on my daybreak foray to photograph grasses this morning. More disasters than successes. This one shows veins and stamens
Grasses are difficult as there is usually a lot of movement in them.