As per usual, I'm a little late with my post. At least I managed to get round to do one this month at all and in some way I have poorly Monsieur to thank for that. The poor man has been down with a chest and ear infection since Friday and so we (well, he, I still ventured out for a little while) stayed home for the most part of the weekend. This in turn gave me the chance to get my camera out and take these botanical zoom shots - you know, shooting something just for the fun of it.
It's strange how I sometimes need that kick and inspiration from an outside source to do things like this. It seems so rare nowadays that I just shoot something simply for the fun of it (though shooting for work is also fun, but in a different and not quite as relaxing way) that spending a little time on a Sunday afternoon looking at my plants and taking some pictures seems quite indulgent. In this instance I have Igor and Judith from Urban Jungle Bloggers to thank for the inspiration and distraction - distraction in a totally positive sense of course - with this month's theme on botanical zoom. I have to admit that I've probably never really looked at my plants in this way as I usually tend to take in the whole thing, the groups of plants, the bigger picture so to speak. Looking at the tiny details has given me a whole new appreciation for each plant and how beautiful some of them really are. I still can't name half of them, but at least I've managed to keep most of them alive for quite some time now and even my "grown from scratch" avocado plant (second from last) seems rather happy.