Floral Friday – Locked in my garden

Floral Friday - Locked in my garden

Floral Friday – Locked in my garden

Yes, you read that right, I was locked in my garden while trying to get photos for Floral Friday. Okay, I wasn’t locked in the garden, but I was locked out of the house. Unbelievable.

Floral Friday - Locked in my garden

Floral Friday – Locked in my garden

Spring is coming and there are flowers in the garden, oh and lots of weeds. I thought it would be good to grab the camera and head out to do some photos. My macro lens was already on the camera, so off I went. Out the door and shut it behind me. As soon as I did I realised the lock was still on.


Yep, I didn’t have my phone, no keys, no open windows, nothing. All I had was my camera. Great. My neighbours weren’t home, so I had to visit some a few doors up that I don’t really know. They let me use the phone to the RACV’s Emergency Home Assist. So glad we have that. I was in the house within an hour. I think it was an hour, I didn’t have any way of telling the time.

Anyway, I’m crapping on, I do do that at times. I did get some weeding done, which is good. I need to do a lot more.


So, as I was saying I took some photos. Actually being locked out was kind of good, made me look for more flowers. I took heaps, and now I have a few to show you.

It is nice to see flowers appearing in the garden again, and there are quite a few. I do need to get out there more, with the camera, and to weed. There will be lots of new things to plant when spring arrives.

I hope you enjoy these flowers.

24 Responses

  1. Wow. Spectacular photography of these flowers. I’m almost speechless at how beautiful they are! Sorry to hear you got locked out of the house. I’ve been there too. (sigh) At least it became a productive visit locked out. Blessings to you & yours! So glad you shared these photos. Stunning. ♥

  2. Beautiful images … good to hear you got some weeding done .. and got into your house! 🙂

  3. Don Barton

    Great shots, Leanne; love the second – so rich in texture!
    Have you considered secreting a key somewhere outside (never near your door) for situations like this. We’ve done so for years.

  4. I am sorry you got locked out and had to go to all that hassle to get back in. However, on the upside, you clearly have a beautiful garden because you captured some stunning photographs of your plants. Forgive me for not being able to identify plants, but I especially love the image of the plant that is like a berry within a filigree cage.

    • Yes, so glad there was an upside, thank goodness. I don’t really have a beautiful garden, you can see what it really looks like, however, I do have some beautiful plants in it. You are forgiven, I never know what the names are either. Yes, I have hunted for that for a few years now, I just found out what it is called, Chinese Lanterns (Physalis alkekengi) French name: Coqueret, Lanterne japonaise or Amour en cage. There you go. Thank you Laura.

    • Ah ha! Physalis. My aunt has them in her garden so I knew I should know it – but it wasn’t stored in my brain. Thanks.

    • I know what you mean. Though I had no idea, but saw them at the flower and garden show and asked them. when they told me that they die like that, I knew it was what I had been looking for. Hopefully I can keep it alive. lol.

  5. Gorgeous pictures! Do you know the name of the cage-like one with the orange fruit in the middle? Maybe I need to be locked in my garden.

  6. OMG, Leanne, the second picture, I have photographed so many times in similar poses, at the moment it skips my mind of the name, I guess it is called something ….. lantern. Anyhow we seem to have similar desires to photograph the same flowers.

  7. Great images. Good that you got some weeding done. Reminds me that I too need to do a bit of gardening. My Crown of Thorns needs a bit of trimming and replanting. Thanks for sharing Leanne.

    • Thank you Craig, my whole garden needs lots of work, I know it is going to take ages to do it, which is probably why I’m procrastinating so much. Glad you liked them Craig.

  8. Amazing photos, Leanne! Photo #5 is unbelievable sharp. Didn’t know Nikon cameras to produce such sharp pictures.

  9. Chris Kirby

    Ha ha, but good comes with everything!

  10. Good that your neighbors a little away were home, Leanne.
    Your flowers looks beautiful.

    • It was good, though I’m not sure the guy knew who I was. lol
      Thank you so much Irene. I’m looking forward to seeing what flowers over the next few months.

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