Lily of the valley

By ColleenA
Found some Japanese andromeda in a private garden close to where I live. They are so pretty
Captured with my Lensbaby sweet lens
Our State of Emergency has been extended until September 2021, wonder if life will ever be the same for us in Melbourne
To put our situation in perspective...Melbourne has over 6 million people living in it.
Since the beginning of the year we have had a total 18, 231 cases. We had few deaths until a month ago when healthcare workers infected over 1000 old people in aged care. Now we have 502 deaths of which 90% are over 80 years old.
We had 116 new cases overnight...yes out of 6 million people. We have less than 4000 active cases left.
We are in a severe lockdown for visitors to homes, not allowed to see friends or family. Compulsory masks outdoors and only allowed out our homes for an hour a day. All shops closed besides food shops. We also have an 8pm until 5 am curfew. Our Premier now insists we will remain in face masks for at least a year or until a vaccine is found. Iím really over this now.

Tags: Flowers and plants

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24 Aug 2020 8:58AM
Beautiful Colleen,
24 Aug 2020 10:22AM
pink is more fun
lily of the valley over here are same shape but they only come in white
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
24 Aug 2020 10:47AM
Things must be pretty serious if the extension is for another year. Hope it's not going to
take that long to sort it out. Lovely image, Colleen.
Stay safe and well.

dales Plus
4 11 Australia
24 Aug 2020 10:52AM
A must to be viewed large Colleen , beautiful image
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2020 11:05AM
Stunning floral image Colleen.
As Leo states, we only have white lily of the valley.
ColleenA Plus
8 460 7 Australia
24 Aug 2020 11:14AM

Quote:Things must be pretty serious if the extension is for another year. Hope it's not going to
take that long to sort it out. Lovely image, Colleen.
Stay safe and well.

Iíve added a comment above. Itís not bad at all. For a City of over 6 million people to have just over 100 cases a day is small, most Countries would be over the moon.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
24 Aug 2020 11:19AM
Very beautiful flowers, Colleen, and a stunning presentation too 😃👍
All sounds very drastic over there, think I'd go mad in those conditions long before September 2021 😢
My thoughts are with you, try to keep your pecker up 🙁
Trev 😀
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1715 England
24 Aug 2020 11:33AM
Politicians are lost with this: the absolute need to go with the science, coupled with the fact that the science is uncertain, still exploring what's going on, and how.

It's complicated, and I think many leaders have swung between over-reacting and under-reacting. and back again. Especially the more gung-ho libertarian ones.

There are no simple answers...

Lovely picture, by the way.
24 Aug 2020 12:34PM
Nice dof here, Colleen.

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2020 12:59PM
A beautiful shot and lovely use of that lens
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
24 Aug 2020 1:18PM
Well done with your lens Colleen. A beautiful image.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2020 1:21PM
You and the Lensbaby have done a very fine job on this beautiful flower.
24 Aug 2020 1:40PM
Beautiful flowers
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2020 1:46PM
A beauty Colleen. Your lock down does seem severe compared to other countries.
Peter GrinGrin
24 Aug 2020 1:51PM
Hard times for you , indeed Colleen Blush , but an excellent image with beautiful colors.

manicam 16 44 1 Canada
24 Aug 2020 1:53PM
Wow 🤩 awesome 👏 dof!!!
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2020 5:55PM
A beautiful effect.Smile
24 Aug 2020 7:02PM
A lovely full frame floral image, Colleen.SmileSmile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2020 10:40PM
a beautiful photo Colleen
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2020 1:25PM
Skiled focus in this fine composition...
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