Half and Half

It was fun looking through my photos for this week’s Photo Challenge which focuses on Half and Half. I chose photos with a contrasting background.


Plumes of white flowers on an astilbe plant, against part of a stone wall, is an example of a background with color and none.


I like the contrast of the textured stucco wall and the chartreuse background behind the flowers.


It’s easy to see why this plant is called: Gooseneck Loosestrife. The tiny white flowers which form the head and beak are in sharp focus on a background of light and dark.

  9 comments for “Half and Half

  1. Beth
    July 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Beautiful!! xoxo


  2. Elaine
    July 20, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Gooseneck Loosestrife is beautiful. Is it hard to grow?


    • July 20, 2015 at 9:52 am

      Gooseneck Loosestrife is invasive; grow it in an area away from your smaller garden beds; like a naturalized setting or field.


  3. Kim Stafford
    July 20, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Beautiful photos!


  4. September 15, 2015 at 2:57 am

    I love the loosestrife photo. I recognized the term as invasive, but oh. so elegant. Does it grow in hot drought areas? I’d have to put it in a far field as you said above.


    • September 15, 2015 at 11:47 am

      You could try it in your field and see how it does in a hot drought area. I never watered it, just let the rain take care of it. and it flourished. Good luck! 🙂

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      • September 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

        Thanks. I think I saw some in May or June for a few weeks in my field, then it goes dormant.


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