Calm after the storm.

Luckily the stormy weather of last week has ended. The garden looks devastated with ripped off branches and foliage. It reminds me of the song "Calm after the storm" from the Common Linnets. At the song festival which was held last week they came in second. Since then the song is spinning around in my head:

            Skies are black and blue
            Thinking about you
            Here in the calm after the storm

The now calm weather conditions I finally can try my new photo lens. It is a macro lens; therefore taking pictures in strong wind is a "no-go". Of course I have tried to take pictures, but as was to be expected; all photos were blurred.

With this lens, the garden looks very special. Instantly I see a beautiful subject to take pictures of. The raindrops are just fantastic! When you look this close, ordinary things seem completely different. Some pictures look even abstract. I imagine these can be used for the setting of a play.

Below you’ll find my macro photos. One big advantage of macro photos is that the background is always blurred. Therefore there is no necessity for me to tidy up my devastated garden. Have you ever looked upon it in that way?

Thus for me it results in being quite calm after the storm!

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Flowers look abstract.

My favorite Aquilegia.


Iris germanica 'Night Ruler'.

Bronze Fennel. Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'.

Iris germanica. A very old verity.


Phacelia with two visitors. 



  1. Prachtige kleuren! Heel mooie macro foto's!

  2. Your photos are stunning! Love the iris germanica (Nightruler) - beautiful colors and the waterdrops is the cream of the crop (in my opinion).

  3. Fabulous close ups! I love the irises and the waterdrops.


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