Monday, November 13, 2006

Chrysanthemums


Over two weeks since I posted - I've been swamped with work. The Indian summer didn't last long - a few days after I wrote the temperature suddenly dropped to ten degrees, and everything on the balcony went into shock. Not so much due to the temperature itself, as to the overnight change. Luckily we had forewarning, and I brought in the last of the more delicate plants. Around about the same time there was a really interesting post on Hanna's blog explaining exactly why some plants are more susceptible to cold than others. It had never occurred to me to think about why plants didn't like the cold before.

The temperature has now gone up a bit to around about 12° daytime temperatures and everything has got over the initial shock and settled down. My chrysanthemums are now in full bloom, and I used one of the big white ones to take the scanner photo below. The idea is not original - it comes from an artist called Katinka Mason. My personal favourite is her White Calla Lily. But when I tried, I was amazed how easy it was. You just lay the flower on the scanner and leave the top open while you scan. I use them for desktop wallpaper as you can use the black space for your icons.


I managed to grab a bit more sun last week though as I had to go to Casablanca for work. More about that in the next post ...









5 comments:

Hanna said...

Oh! Oh! link to a bigger version of that pic so I can use it as a wallpaper too!

It is really pretty.

Sue Swift said...

Erm.....how?

Hanna said...

If you use the image upload on blogger, upload the wallpaper size image.

Normally, it will cause two images to be uploaded. One is the one that displays, which is resized for the blog. The other is the full size, which you can get to by clicking on the image that appears in your blog.

Does that make sense?

Sue Swift said...

It's weird - I'm on Blogger Beta and the choices I've got are small, medium and large - but in any case, with all the other photos you can open them in a new window by clicking on them. It's just this one that doesn't work. I've just tried eliminating it and re-uploading, but it's made no difference. No time to play around now, but I will tomorrow and see what happens. It's JPEG format just like the others, so thefact that it was done with the scanner shouldn't make a difference ...

Carol said...

That is a pretty scan of the chrysanthemum and the picture of them is nice too. I must just give this a try.

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