This is going to be a long post, and not all gardens.
But I'll explain why.
A few weeks ago, I had a couple of child-free hours to myself in Antwerp and I came upon a treasure trove.
I took myself off for a wander walk and a browse through the child un-friendly antique shops and found boxes of photographic slides.
Being the nosey person that I am, and also fantasising about stumbling across "the next Vivian Maier", I took my time snooping through the slides.
There were lots of garden and plant shots!
It could be as if someone from the How Does Your Garden Grow clan went back in time on holiday and shared their shots.
I restrained myself and bought a selected handful.
After all, they were someone else's pictures, they could turn out to be not-that-exciting. I was also supposed to be travelling light; with three kids on my own. Ha!
I am kicking myself now.
We borrowed my in-laws projector and I delighted in my wall being illuminated with these gorgeous, mysterious shots.
|My father-in-law's DIY addition to the projector. It somehow adds power to the lighting?|
And I like the story they tell.
I hope you will too.
Other than cropping, straightening and in some cases- sharpening, I did not change colour on these images.
|I spy Zinnias|
I could go on and on why I love these so much.
Is it the way they dress to sight see?
Is it the colourings of the images?
Is it how photographic slides light up the room? Why is is different than viewing them on a tv? Is it because they have no hard edges and that they demand the attention of the room? Everything else needs to be dark and so the images demand the attention?
Is it the mystery behind the images? Are they all slides from the same family? Why did they end up here? Where were they taken? Who are they?
In my excitement, I know that I have not taken the best shots of these images. I was too busy jumping up and down and looking and I was also aware that I had dragged the hubby away from other things that he needed to be doing.
I just couldn't wait to share.
And also, I wouldn't dare touch the projector on my own!
I can't wait to have another viewing...