“Drive Shed and Dames Rockets”

The whites, yellows, and pale purples of early spring begin to fade, yet purple holds on, larger and more brilliant than before.” – Ed Lehming

We have spent the past two weekends starting a fairly significant garden.

As we worked, tilled, and planted a scene that we simply could not ignore was the profusion of deep purple Dame’s Rockets. The literally surround the one-acre garden plot (we did not plant the whole acre). The Rockets a tall and lush and remind us that spring is soon to end, and the summer plants will take over.

The building I chose for the background is a drive shed, used to store tools and implements. It’s a wonderful, weatherworn structure with a tin roof. I have no idea what the little belfry is about. I don’t think it ever held a bell but was attached as a decoration. It does add interest.

I enjoyed the scene so much that I also rendered it as an impessionistic digital painting.

I find this is such a beautiful calming image. Though we were all tired from toiling in the field, scenes like this bring us joy and getting a garden going is very satisfying.

iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/1900 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20

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11 Comments on ““Drive Shed and Dames Rockets”

  1. I love it! Old buildings can be so great to photograph and it makes a perfect foil for the purple flowers. I cannot be 100% sure but I think these flowers grow here as well. Great photo!

  2. Lovely image of the old shed and purple blooms, Ed!
    Gardening is certainly gratifying work. I’ve been harvesting radishes, lettuce and spinach.

    • We are a few weeks out, as we just planted but do have an advantage in the several hundred romaine lettuces that volunteered from last year. 🙂 Salad anyone?

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