June close-up for CMMC

This week Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge is for a close-up or macro. Do click on the link to see her post and the links to posts by other photographers.

A clematis in our garden has masses of flowers and buds. It also smells very sweet!

Close-up of clematis with one flower facing forward and others at an angle, and in the background with buds and leaves
Close-up of clematis flowers

This evening I took a photo with my camera as close as the nearest flower would remain in focus.

Yesterday morning I took an overview, which puts the close-up in context.

Clematis plant with flowers, buds and leaves in focus in foreground, sunlight on flowers and leaves near the top of picture, other garden objects
Almost (!) the whole clematis plant

May Macro CMMC Photo Challenge

Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge this week is for a macro or close up. Until this week all my photos have been taken using a phone. Now I have decided I have the patience to use the small camera hubby bought for me a couple of years ago. It is more versatile than a phone’s camera.

My photo for this week is a camellia in our garden. It has survived the driest and frostiest spring with some extra watering and produced three flowers.

Camellia

I am delighted that my post last week was featured by Cee.