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.

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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 thoughts on “Project 365/94 – Tiny Treasures

    • 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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