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16 June 2021

It is a blessing to have a sunny garden. Yes, it takes some work ever since the Original Pair broke the contract. But still you have nothing more to do than sit there for a while to be astonished at what happens.

The Garden of Eden. Nikon D200 with 50mm f1.4 Nikkor at 75mm equivalent, f2.8, 1/800 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

There are the birds, of course. They demand attention. Singing, darting around, pecking at the flowers. And new species all the time these days as the climate warms. You never really know what you're going to see.

But you can bet on a hummingbird.

Then there are the plants, to state the obvious. You will notice changes. Some things dying, some things budding. And, over time, you even begin to detect cycles.

The buds in spring become fruit in summer, for example.

This summer, we'll have the usual Improved Meyer Lemons and a few loquats. And we'll have a larger crop of apples, too.

Here are a few baby apples.

We were drawn to them by the bright red petals against the green of the garden. We used a wide aperture so only they would appear sharp. And we composed the shot as if they were being handed out by, well, a snake.

The picture, it turns out, is even prettier than the branch in the garden.

The green surrounding the branch has turned into pure color. No maintenance detectable in that background. And the bright red stands out nicely against that field, spotlit by a ray of sun.

It's a blessing to have a sunny garden. And a pleasure to share it with you.

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