I have been so enamoured with the macro lens on my camera that I'm afraid I'm losing the bigger picture. I can't help but notice that so many of my posts are close-ups or extreme close-ups of plants, flowers and foliage and I think it's about time that I looked up and point my camera at the garden world at large.
This is a picture of my garden taken from the third floor deck. It is home in the summer to my Agave collection and so I had to lean perilously over the wicked spines in order to get this shot.
By swinging my camera to the left (east) I can take in my neighbours garden and the small park ( it's actually called a parkette). Neither of these features is particularly interesting, but I hope this illustrates that this is a very urban location, gritty, you might say.
Turning 180 degrees, I can show the roof of my house and the Honey Locust (gleditsia triancanthos) looking splendid in it's vivid Fall colour.
Looking east again you can see the relentless march of the condominiums.
Looking north/west you can see my street. With a few exceptions, my block is made up of lovely brick built Victorian houses.