Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I'm back in the ditches

Ooh, it’s one of my favorite times of the year for nature photography. I’m a sucker for spring blooms, and the blooms are a bloomin’ in these parts. Most of the showy stuff is still to come, like the dogwoods, the cherry blossoms and the tulips. But the daffodils are here, and they are giving me hope that this chilly wet weather will someday end, give way to sunshine and warm my Caribean soul.

Get ready to be beaten over the head with pictures of spring blooms. The challenge? To photograph them in unexpected ways that showcase the individual parts of the plant that you may have never paid much attention to.

Up first is the simple daffodil. It hangs out in ditches and fields and isn’t as attention seeking as the tulip, but it’s the bloom that trumpets spring, so it’s one of my favorites.


oreneta said...

Oh my goodness gracious me! THOSE are GORGEOUS!!!!!

The Church Lady said...

Wow. Our daffodils have just peaked through the cold wet winter ground. I suspect they will begin blooming by the end of March.

Your photos showcase the start of Spring perfectly!

Jan n Jer said...

Great series of photos...I especially love the last one!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Very nice!! :)

Louisiana Belle said...

I love the daffodil! Not as elegant as the tulip, but lots of personality. Love your photos!