WordPress Photo Challenge: Evanescent

Weather Warning: 28th May – Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain!

When I saw the  forecast for yesterday evening, I wanted to photograph some of our most colourful garden flowers before they were battered down by the elements.


Poppy Seedpod macro evanescence garden

Poppy ©HelenBushe


Clematis macro close-up centre evanescent

Pink & White Clematis ©HelenBushe


Clematis macro close-up centre evanescent

Purple Clematis ©HelenBushe


Clematis macro close-up centre evanescent

Pink& White Clematis (crop) ©HelenBushe

As it turned out, neither thunderstorms nor particularly heavy rain came our way.

Today these flowers look more or less the same as they did yesterday.

But then, no-one ever said that evanescence is an overnight phenomenon, did they?

I got the idea for this post from fellow blogger Mitchell Webster  at Heritage Basket Studio who posts some wonderful macro images. It’s well worth visiting his blog.


 For more on this phenomenon, see WordPress Photo Challenge: Evanescent


galeweithers · 4 June 2017 at 18:07

Your flowers are truly beautiful – such vibrant colours and great macro photography by the way – and I’m glad they weren’t battered by the elements but kept safe for even more photos 🙂

    HMB · 4 June 2017 at 18:20

    Thank you so much. The bees are enjoying them right now.

whippetwisdom · 31 May 2017 at 19:24

Beautiful macro images Helen and such lovely colours ☺

    HMB · 31 May 2017 at 19:26

    Thank you Xenia.

Cee Neuner · 31 May 2017 at 02:04

Gorgeous macro Helen. 😀

    HMB · 31 May 2017 at 06:07

    Thank you Cee. That means a lot to me, especially coming from you. ❤️

Laurie Graves · 30 May 2017 at 13:53

Great captures! I love close-up shots of flowers.

    HMB · 30 May 2017 at 13:57

    Thanks Laurie. When I take flowers in their entirety I never get it right and they don’t look as nice as they should.

      Laurie Graves · 30 May 2017 at 14:47

      Yes, it is hard to get a good picture of masses of flowers.

        HMB · 30 May 2017 at 15:52

        Even when I’m extra careful putting a bunch of flowers into a vase, it always looks as though I’ve done it blindfold with one hand tied behind my back.

Amy · 29 May 2017 at 20:09

Stunning macro images! Details are so beautifully captured. 🙂

    HMB · 29 May 2017 at 20:50

    Thanks Amy. I can only do macro photos of flowers! Taking the whole of the flowers or a few together is not one of my talents.

tjparis · 29 May 2017 at 18:28

Absolutely exquisite photos. A genuine joy to behold!

    HMB · 29 May 2017 at 18:29

    Oh thank you. How very kind of you to say that. I’m pleased to share them.

      tjparis · 29 May 2017 at 18:31

      Thanks for sharing. I love how you have composed the shots. The offset draws the eye into the detail perfectly.

        HMB · 29 May 2017 at 18:33

        Thanks, I learned that at night school. My tutor would be pleased to hear that I was listening.

          tjparis · 29 May 2017 at 18:34

          As a teach I am delighted to hear you were an attentive pupil 🙂 Best wishes to you! TJ

          HMB · 29 May 2017 at 18:57

          Thank you. I’m now a retired teacher…..this is even better than being a working teacher

paulfraser11 · 29 May 2017 at 18:25

Stunning pictures of these beautiful flowers Helen

    HMB · 29 May 2017 at 18:27

    Thanks Paul. We don’t have to go far to see beautiful things do we ?

HMB · 30 May 2017 at 06:52

Thanks Chris

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