Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Look Up//Look Down #27: The Plum Harvest

The plum tree in our back yard is bearing heavily right now. I spent a half hour picking plums on Monday, and thought it a good opportunity to take photographs looking up on a few  I placed on the fence post and down into the harvest basket I was to fill. Thanks to Helena for starting the weekly look up//look down photo meme. I have taken so many pairings in my garden that it will be a wonderful document to look back upon. I would say roughly half of my look up//look down photographs have been taken out back. For those of you who also participate in this meme, do you find yourself returning to one place over and over again?
And just for fun, here's what the basket looked like when I was done picking (yes, there's a few little tomatoes in there, too):
I must admit that I love the photographs from today. I took them with my real camera, as opposed to my iphone.  The camera phone is quite good, lots of fun and oh-so-convenient. But these  photographs are a great reminder to use my DSLR as well!

20 comments:

Virginia said...

Fabulous photos, I'm loving this look up look down idea too!

Sian said...

So fresh looking. Does it sound ridiculous to say that I a fruit tree in your garden sounds like a very grown up thing to have? I want one :)

Amy said...

When I saw this post appear in Feedly the first thing I thought was how good the colour was and how crisp the shots were ... phone shots are good and apporpriate on so many occasions but nothing beats a good dSLR shot!

How did you go with the fava beans?

Linda said...

Love these shots Rinda! The photos do indeed look more colourful and more crisp:) I am so tempted to join in with look up look down, and love the idea of doing it in the garden:)

scrappyjacky said...

Love the plums. Sadly...due to our prolonged winter...it's not going to be a good year for plums here...we have very few on our tree.

Chipper Newman said...

Oh YUM YUM YUM! I bet they taste great too.

Cheri said...

Love the texture and detail of that basket - really makes the plums pop against it!

helena said...

beautiful colours and something so satisfying at picking food from the garden.

Jennie said...

Those are fabulous photos - and I love the idea that you mainly take your photo from your home space - wonderful. J x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

The photos are great, Rinda, and I especially love the one of the plums on the fence. That's quite a crop - Doug loves plums!

Miriam said...

The colours in this weeks pair are fabulous, the fruit looks divine! I love Helena's meme too and have taken a few of my pairs in our garden.

Nathalie said...

Mmmh, that last photo makes me want to reach out and grab one! They look delicious!

Becky said...

Lovely photos and lovely looking plums too! One of my favourite fruit.

Missus Wookie said...

Our plums aren't ripe yet - they usually are in August and I'm not certain when or how many we'll get this year. But the Raspberries have been loving the cooler weather and are producing loads.

sky-blu-pink said...

Mmmmm I love plums! Our tree is bearing tiny fruit at the moment, but with summer eventually emerging here and lots of sunshine, hopefully we shall have a nice little harvest, and I can make some jam for my Aunt Janet, as plum jam is her favourite!

Louise said...

i miss the plum tree we had in our old house! enjoy x

Flora said...

Oh, Rinda. What I would do if I had a plum tree in my back yard.

boysmum2 said...

oh Rinda they look so yum and fresh, makes me wish summer would get here sooner for us!

Irene said...

Ooh the look delicious.

Gail said...

Looking at your pictures is making me hungry. :) I especially like the picture of the plums on the fence, it really pops.