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Nifty Fifty

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The incessant rain has stopped for a few hours at lunch today, and I ventured on the wet terrace to snap a few photos before the rains started again. Which it did only minutes after I was done. 


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Same terrace, same plants as in my earlier macro post, this time using my preferred nifty fifty i.e. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (Canon, I'm still waiting for a new model!).


All photos taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM.



Into The Woods

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Photo walk today into the woods behind our house.


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All photos taken with Canon EOS 5D mark III and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. I love my nifty fifty, but I wish that Canon would come out soon with a newer model, this one is quite old now and the mechanics not very good. Otherwise I think I'll invest in a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM, even though it's much heavier than the 1.4.


Macro World

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Since our Swiss garden is pretty small, so are the photo opportunities as we have considerably fewer flowers now. And no butterflies yet - we have bought some lavender plants, but it'll be some time until they bloom and hopefully attract insects. We don't have any bulb flowers either, we'll plant those in the fall for next spring.


In the meantime, I turned to macro photography, lying on the ground for the sake of perspective (and hope nobody took a picture of ME, lying on my belly with the head at a curious angle and my derrière in the air; hilarious, really,  I'd say if it were about someone else).


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A portion of our terrace is covered with reddish peebles, between which grow succulents. It's really beautiful, with the green of the plants against the red peebles.  


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All photos taken using Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro.



Ranunculus and Muehlenbeckia

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Ranunculus and muehlenbeckia at the Laufen Castle. I will post new photos taken at castle and the Rhine Falls (Rheinfall) soon.



The New Garden

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Gardening season - at last! The garden we have here in Switzerland is much smaller than the one we left behind in Sweden, but a garden it is, nonetheless. And for Swiss conditions, it's not bad at all. Because the country is pretty small and most of it consists of mountains, terrains are really gold and hard to come by. They are pretty small, houses built very close together and with minimal gardens. Ours is a new development and the distance between houses is considerable larger than usual here, the garden too. Which is why we decided for this house, among others.


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Minette, who's almost one year old now, loves it too and keeps a protective eye on it from the vantage point on top of the hill where the stone cat doubles as garden guard while Minette is out on patrol. 

In Switzerland you want to be on top of the hill, for the view.


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Pink bougainvillea that reminds me of Australia - I miss it so much!



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