“Drive Shed and Dames Rockets”

The whites, yellows, and pale purples of early spring begin to fade, yet purple holds on, larger and more brilliant than before.” – Ed Lehming

We have spent the past two weekends starting a fairly significant garden.

As we worked, tilled, and planted a scene that we simply could not ignore was the profusion of deep purple Dame’s Rockets. The literally surround the one-acre garden plot (we did not plant the whole acre). The Rockets a tall and lush and remind us that spring is soon to end, and the summer plants will take over.

The building I chose for the background is a drive shed, used to store tools and implements. It’s a wonderful, weatherworn structure with a tin roof. I have no idea what the little belfry is about. I don’t think it ever held a bell but was attached as a decoration. It does add interest.

I enjoyed the scene so much that I also rendered it as an impessionistic digital painting.

I find this is such a beautiful calming image. Though we were all tired from toiling in the field, scenes like this bring us joy and getting a garden going is very satisfying.

iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/1900 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20

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11 thoughts on ““Drive Shed and Dames Rockets”

  1. carol hopkins

    I love it! Old buildings can be so great to photograph and it makes a perfect foil for the purple flowers. I cannot be 100% sure but I think these flowers grow here as well. Great photo!

    Reply
  2. lynn__

    Lovely image of the old shed and purple blooms, Ed!
    Gardening is certainly gratifying work. I’ve been harvesting radishes, lettuce and spinach.

    Reply

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