Tag: salvia

Now, For a Bit of Spring Color!!

I am doing a 365 wordless black and white project this year, but every now and again the need for color rears its head!  With nothing demanding my time – being retired is so cool! – I am doing a lot of film photography and using some of my vintage cameras.  And, now, I guess vintage film as Agfa Vista 200 is no longer with us . . .

This image was done using Agfa Vista, as stated, and a really interesting camera that I got from the same gentleman who refurbished the Agfa Silette I wrote about earlier.  This is a twin lens reflex (TLR) 35mm camera called the Flexilette, produced from 1960-1961.  The first roll of film I put through it bombed because I pulled the rewind knob out too far and disengaged the canister.  This time I didn’t, and got some really amazing shots.  (Not that I am a great photographer, but the film and camera did a great job!)

I plan to write a review of the Flexilette, but if you want to read about it, do so here.  Meanwhile, a wonderful and colorful spring to you!

Salvia

Salvia is the Latin name for sage.  There are so many kinds!  Russian, Mexican, hummingbird, white, purple . . . the California climate where I live is perfect for so many.  If I could, I would fill my garden with them – the pungent aroma, the colors, the variety are endlessly fascinating.  Additionally, they are easy to grow and don’t need much water.