Lens Artists Weekly Challenge #200 is ‘Every little thing’. Lots of small things, but flowers, and how they open up meeting the sun, are all around. Here the first part of an Alium flower courageously opens up.
The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – April 2022
Each year the growers of bulbs try to keep the public out of the fields. If people enter the fields there is an imminent risk of diseases to the bulbs. It is impossible to patrol all fields so soft tactics with signs are being used. And some growers have volunteers to address people who do enter their fields. But in the end it all is depending on the behavior and goodwill of people. Unfortunately some think a field is public space. The other day I heard an anecdote about this ‘freedom confusion’. One day a grower saw a family enter his field, passing by at that moment. He noticed that the car of the man was left open. So he sat in the car. The man ran from the field to his car asking ‘what are you doing? this is my car!’. The grower just replied: ‘and that is my field you entered’.
The Lens Artists Photo Challenge this week is #194: bokeh. A wild bee over new blossom.