Saturday morning, and I’m pondering the next shade of colour in fees fun foto challenge
now you say lime green to me, and my artistic thoughts go directly to the fruit bowl
But limes nowadays seem much darker in tone than what I’d normally associate them with….you would have to split them open to get the colour you were looking for
But a quick scan of the kitchen cupboards soon reveals this light green colour. In a packet of custard, or perhaps pasta or even strawberry jelly (strange but true). For the doubters it’s the one in the green packet…
lime jelly ? An acquired taste.
and outside in the garden, the trees have more of a lime green colour to them than the actual shade of a dark green lime
look again… and the outside of the lime is hiding in plain sight…
My “little” Acer tree, in the back garden of the house
beginning another set of flowers to signal Spring
We bought it from a garden centre in the pennines , quite a few years ago now, and planted it alongside a couple of dwarf conifers and perennials to give the back of the house a bit of colour!
It was caught out by a really hard frost and snowfall in March, when it should have flowered then. The mercury in the thermometer refused to budge, so it slept on till the Easter Holiday, and while i celebrated my birthday – one or two of the flowering buds popped out to say “Hello!”. Soon it’ll be covered in lovely pink and white flowers, and (Northwest English Weather permitting) they’ll be there to brighten up the back garden all the way through summer and early autumn – when it’ll lose its foliage and it’ll prepare itself for the following spring.
Camera Details : Nikon D3100, No flash, Natural light, Yongnuo Prime Lens 58mm
Two canals, a river network that runs up northern tributaries to Lancashire, and south towards Cheshire
These canals and rivers meet up near the old dock at Salford Quays, formerly “Manchester Docks”, I walk that way when I either head for the tram bound for Eccles or when i’m on duty at the Northern Branch of the Imperial War Museum
The Canal itself leads on through Manchester and other parts of the county.
The opportunities by the waterside have seen the waterways cleaned up and provide leisure for people all year round. Narrow boats are a regular sight on the canal network, and moorings line the route all the way to the point where the Irwell and Mersey meet
Opposite the Canal Basin at Castlefield lie the Forum where open air events take place, The Museum of Science and Industry, with its Engines, Cars, and Aeroplanes and the Roman Wall, where the Roman Fort remains are in situ.