A colourful find at Emmetts Garden

Earlier this week I decided to venture out into the wind and rain and take some pictures. It was a challenge to see what I could find to photograph in these horrible conditions and so after the school run one morning, I ventured off to Emmetts Garden, a hillside garden managed by the National Trust in Kent.

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Despite the rain and wind, and the fact most of its peers had died back, this plant was continuing to flower. It was a noticeable dash of colour among the other plants.

While there, I spotted this flower. It was part of a much bigger plant and this was the only part that was still flowering, the remaining stems all featured deadheads. It was a noticeable dash of bright colour in among a typical autumn scene featuring fading greens and browns.

In addition to colour, I thought the flower featured some incredible detail and so I fired off a few close-up shots. I love the different and very natural shapes, the surprising array of colours and also the water droplets, which add something to the scene.

Taking the picture was quite a challenge. I had to use a slow shutter speed because of the lack of light. This caused problems because the wind was relentless and kept blowing and moving the flower. I had to reject several shots because they were blurred!

I think the picture makes for a great contrast to this image of a decaying sunflower, which I posted on the blog last week. It’s fascinating to see that some plants still have the ability to keep flowering this late in the year.

Have you stumbled across any plants you didn’t expect to see flowering? maybe you’ve ventured out in horrible weather to take images and made an unexpected find? If so, please leave a comment below.

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18 Comments

  1. November 11, 2018 / 6:59 am

    It certainly is a vibrant colour amongst all the autumn colours #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      It stood out, that’s for sure Nigel. I like the final pic though.

  2. November 11, 2018 / 7:03 am

    It sounds like you suffered for your art this week! Beautiful shot though. Is it a hydrangea? I love those, the colours the come in are amazing. I like them ever better when they start to fade. #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Oh yes, I sure did suffer for my art this week Tara. I think the picture was worth it though.

  3. November 11, 2018 / 7:30 am

    There is a lot to see in this! There are so many subtle colour differences. Is it a hydrangea? I’ve got one plant still flowering in my garden – it’s one that doesn’t actually start flowering until October.

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Sarah, I beleiev it is a hydrangea yes. Not that I know that at the time! Interesting it doesn’t flower until October because it was surrounded by deadheads.

  4. November 11, 2018 / 8:20 am

    Hi Darren, what lovely colours and you did well to get it without blur in that sort of weather. The raindrops and lighting set the scene of the day even though the weather isn’t obvious. Nicely taken.

    #MySundayPhoto

    xx

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Considering how windy it was, I’m just amazed the picture isn’t blurred!

  5. November 11, 2018 / 8:21 am

    OooOOOooo many apologies John! My brain isn’t functioning properly this morning!

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Not to worry Debbie. You actually made me laugh!

  6. November 11, 2018 / 9:24 am

    I love the color – lovely shot! #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you. the colours sure stood out for me.

  7. November 11, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Gorgeous colour for the season. Never ventured to Emmetts Garden but keep meaning to

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Ah, well Darren, it’s very photogenic, especially in the summer. highly recommend going with your camera.

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      The colour really stood out for me among the autumn browns.

  8. November 17, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Beautiful colours! I gave up trying to take close ups of flowers, they just don’t stop moving 😉

    • John Adams
      Author
      November 23, 2018 / 6:28 am

      Oh, I know what you mean. Trust me, there were many rejected images before I settled on this one.