Rudbeckia counterbalance

On Monday, a new school year started here which meant that last week I spent quite a few hours by shopping. Everything the school asked to get for lessons such as exercise books and pencils, watercolours and brushes, but also clothes and shoes as my 13 year old son is growing almost in front of my eyes these weeks. That clothes part was the most exhausting because although he is of average build, it was not easy to get trousers for him thanks to the current slim and skinny fashion. So much wasted time when looking for something suitable…

One day when we came home from such shopping, I went to the garden and felt wonderful in that open and peaceful space. I decided to grab my camera to take a photo or two but eventually I started to play and created the following image.

I  found that switch to be interesting and thought about how to capture it and the first thing that came to my mind were our shiny Rudbeckia flowers… I experimented with them further and found another place to make them shine.

The wind was blowing but it seemed to add interest to the petals…

I used Rudbeckia also in the following pair of photos a few days later. Another type of contrast.

One photo leads to another and I love how you often get somewhere unexpected and perhaps a bit surprising…

Those lovely little suns of Rudbeckia fulgida decorate one of my flower beds and from my experience they are very easy to grow here. They don’t need much care, live for many years and bring so much beauty. Quite an ideal flower for our garden…

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