2013 Project 365

Project 365/94 – Tiny Treasures

Ipheion Uniflorum

Ipheion Uniflorum

Chionodoxa Forbesii Pink

Chionodoxa Forbesii Pink

Chionodoxa Forbesii

Chionodoxa Forbesii

Some little treasures secretly tucked away in a large garden. Where thousands of bulbs have been planted, and over the years are the few survivors.

Canon 7d, 100mm L Macro f/2.8. f/6.3, ISO 500, Cloudy white balance, Aperture Priority. Edits in Nik Color Efex Pro.


The garden is growth and change

and that means loss as well as

constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.

May Sarton

26 replies »

    • You know, I actually grew some saffron crocus one year and I was humbled by how you get just 3 strands from one bloom. I appreciate the cost now of Saffron. Yet another bulb that didn’t survive the years.

  1. Are moles eating the bulbs, or is there another reason they’re not coming back? I learned to surround all other bulbs with daffodils, as they are poisonous to moles, so moles avoid them.

    • Moles, squirrels, wet winters..who knows? I have an area where moles can’t get to due to the septic drain field being underneath. Tons of rocks. Even those have a life span of only 2 or 3 years. Some just aren’t meant to last that long.

    • You are too kind Mary. The lighting could have been better as it was cloudy. I just played with the images a bit in post processing. These are the cutest little bulbs and are so hardy ! I need lots more.

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