Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring (1)

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Tulip after a Spring rain shower.

Last weekend I stayed with a  friend. She has a very small garden but a magnificent show of tulips grown mainly in pots and tubs. After a morning rain shower I stepped outside with my camera, but the sun had already started to dry up the raindrops. These look almost untouched by the rain even though it was taken only a minute or so after the first!

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Beautiful Spring

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Decided to step away from the weekly challenge for a day as there is so much evidence of a beautiful Spring all around us at the moment.

 I found this, and so many others like it, whilst wandering around the grounds and gardens at Dudmaston Hall at the weekend. I think it’s Magnolia Stellata…. but, as much as I love gardening and gardens, I’m no expert – so feel free to correct me!

I’m quite pleased with the way this shot turned out after cropping, and amazed by the definition of the hairs on the open bud case. It makes me realise that my camera is capable of so much more than I currently use it for!