“Lovely Lobelia”

“It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.”
― Kate Morton

Now that the garden is starting to fill in, I find myself spending more time enjoying some of the simple blossoms that I often take for granted. Some of these, like the tiny lobelia often go unnoticed because they are so tiny, yet they add some beautiful splashes of colour.

Photographing them and reviewing the images also gives me the opportunity more closely observe the flowers themselves and I find myself researching them more than I would if I just glance at them from a distance.

Lobelia erinus, or trailing lobelia, is the full name of this particular variety and was was surprised to find it is native to South Africa/ Though I really should not be that surprised as most of the garden plants we take for granted have come for overseas at some point in time and have been imported for a particular trait. In lobelia’s case, it’s the beautiful shape of the flowers and the fact that it naturally trails, making it ideal for hanging baskets and planters, which is exactly where this one resides.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/50 sec, f/10.0, ISO 800

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