122. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Red poppy
Hydrangea

When I came back from New York I had a massive tantrum. The camera I was loaned went back and suddenly I was bereft, the super clarity from the Pentax was gone, I was in mourning. I didn't take my camera out for a whole 5 days, usually unheard of. Then came a new lens from my Fujifilm, the 23mm f1.4R XF.

It's been a learning curve, I can blur out the background manually now, something I've only ever managed to achieve by chance on the Auto setting in the past. 50% of the photos I have taken have been out of focus with it, I need more practice I can tell. This week I'm sharing photos from Grandad's garden and Exbury Gardens taken with the new lens.  It's given me the little enthusiasm boost I needed to get back out taking photos! 

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Onions
Dahlias
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Dahlias
The happy bee

Right people, it's time for a 'What's that plant?' (or should I say 'plants'). Both the next two plants have both my mother and I stumped - does anyone have any ideas please?!

Mystery plant - do you know what it is?

Mystery plant - do you know what it is?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

And finally it's the new hydrangea-replacement-fixation - the start of red autumnal leaves!

Autumn leaves

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: A walled garden at Shugborough, happy colours at Arnot Hill, Sybil!, the winding down of the allotment, monster sunflowers and finally beautiful photos from Asheville from Claudia who is moving to a new state at the moment and I want to reach through the computer and hug as it's an emotional time for her. 

Mammasaurus

This week, for a change, and because the linky code seems to totally muff up mobile responsive view, I'm asking you to tweet me @anniespratt your post link if you are joining in and I'll add you in below. Click on any image below to visit the HDYGG-ers!