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born2bongo's Gallery Comments
I like this a lot. No doubt the unmanipulated version is pretty good too. The colours are gorgeous
Nice shot despite the uninspiring title. LOL
Fabulous image. As I've gazed at my garden through the rain of the last few days I have to admit the rain is good for the colours (not to mention the plants themselves). You make me feel guilty for not dragging myself out there to capture a few of my own. Maybe this afternoon ...
It was France - northern Dordogne. I thought I tagged it when I uploaded it, but I'm on my iPhone and it's not easy to check atm.
I would have waited for the sun to go below the horizon (but maybe you have other pictures anyway). Also, it may be my eyes but the horizon looks very slightly tilted (I'm being picky).
I'm a Basingstoke emigre myself and I recognise that view to an extent. I got out in 1988 and I don't think the background was quite as urban.
Hey, I grew up in those parts. All the years I lived there I used to think "I must go to Basing House sometime". Never did make it. Used to work for the AA and in those days a Friday lunchtime outing to the pub was considered the right way to end the week (sighs nostalgically). Can't remember the name of either pub but there was one in the main drag and another new one in the meadow. Is the meadow still there, I wonder? It's good to see there are some wild places left
The UK garden centres are more likely to call them Phormium, although they do sometimes use the common name of New Zealand Flax. There are 100s of varieties, from the very tall, like yours, to dwarf types. They are being selectively bred for an amazing range of variations in leaf colour and pattern (As you probably guessed, I'm something of a fan!)