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Midweek moment #58: Everlasting love

I had a plan. A plan to walk down the hill and take photos of my neighbours’ everlastings. And due to other commitments, I’d settled on Wednesday evening for a quick photo shoot. So, I was surprised when Louise revealed she had taken photos of everlastings already. What should I do? Stick to the plan? Or come up with something else?

With little time and a coffee waiting, I stuck with the plan. The wind, however, had other plans. It wanted to make the flowers dance and sway instead of pose prettily. Still, I stuck with the plan, hoping I’d at least get an arty shot out of my attempts to tame nature. Here’s what I came up with:

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I love the way the petals seem to be floating. It’s an unusual shot but the more I look at it, the more I like it.

Down the street from Louise’s house there is a ‘forest of them (everlastings) on a verge’. They cover the whole verge, and have turned a boring streetscape into a floral feast for the eyes. The other day, she tied the dogs up to a nearby fence post and took some photos—standing, kneeling, and even while lying on her back looking up at the sky with the camera to her eye (I can relate).

Louise says: ‘Goodness knows what passers-by thought, especially when the dogs began to bark because they were missing out. I’ll return and take more photos soon (without the barkers), so the next few Midweek Moments could see us all become intimately acquainted with these gorgeously unusual flowers.’

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Gorgeous, right?

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About Midweek Moment:
Louise Allan and I are writers who share a passion for photography. As a creative digression from the written word, we share our favourite photos each week in ‘Midweek Moment’. Please click over to Louise’s website to view more of her photography and to read her writing. We hope you enjoy!

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