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28 September 2022

Pandorea jasminoides -- the bower of beauty, bower vine or bower plant -- is a native of eastern Australia used around here as an ornamental plant. It flowers from September to March. So we were not surprised to run into one on a recent walk through the neighborhood.

Fall Flowers. Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm II R kit lens at 36mm (72mm equivalent), f8, 1/800 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

We smiled and continued on our way. But we just couldn't take another step. Why had we brought the camera if not to take photos of beautiful things like a bower plant poking its blossoms over a wall?

So we pulled the camera out of our bag and lined up the shot. It was windy so we took three of them to make sure we had all the blossoms in the composition.

Then we dropped the camera back in our bag and continued on to the corner.

But we immediately stopped again, struck by how the sun had faded the bright red of the fire alarm there. Why had we brought the camera if not to take photos of interesting things like a faded fire alarm?

After we grabbed the shot we had a little chat with ourselves. Or we would never have made it home the same day.

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