Our backyard is a miniature tropical oasis. A moss-covered limestone water fountain with vines creeping over the top, overlooks the aqua blue pool. Palm trees shade the breakfast area with a wrought iron table-set for two. Bushes and native plants and provide much cover and greenery, not to mention the setting for the tranquil outdoor area. Branches from the ornamental plum tree hang over the corner of the pool creating a certain sense of romance.
New Years Day I was relaxing in the shade of a palm tree and noticed how bright the flowers on our plum tree are. The yellow was a bright soft yellow which picked up the light in the sun. After some research in the flora section of my photography book I started looking for the perfect angle and light for my first picture of the year. I took over twenty images before I found my favourite.
I think I did okay and I promise I haven’t retouched it!