Koniklec (Pulsatilla grandis) is a protected flower in the Czech Republic that blooms in early spring and is known as the pasque flower or prairie crocus in English.
I took these pictures today in the Kamenný vrch nature reserve area in the south-west corner of Brno, one of the areas in the country where koniklec grows:
With September well underway, the wine festival (vinobraní) season is in full swing across the South Moravian regions.
Festivals large and small are taking place and you can sample locally produced wine and burčák from now through October.
Here’s some pictures I took today of the vinobraní in Brno’s Svobody square:
Very recently, I bought a new camera. The old one, which has served me well for the past 12 years or so, was starting to show its age.
In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been playing around with the new camera and I’m quite happy so far with what I’m seeing. I’m confident it will help take quality up a step or two where imagery is concerned in my websites.
Today after work, I went to the Masaryk University botanic gardens here in Brno to get some more practice with the new camera. Here are some of the results: