We are beginning to experience occasional days when the temperature
|Buckets Mean "Enough is Enough"!|
|Nellie, "Emerging Fauna"|
In this week's New England Photography Guild Blog (to be published 3/23/15), I review some of the special aspects of last spring, including macro images of the season's first emerging buds, a study of the infinite shades of green in our forests and an exploration of many of the most well known and some of the more obscure of our regional waterfalls. It's what I think of as my desperately needed "Spring Therapy" and to expand that, I include more of last year's images. So sit back, relax, swat a few imaginary Black Flies and Enjoy.
The emergence of the first buds is one of the earliest signs of the coming of spring. These tiny glimpses of green are often bizarre and show little resemblance to the mature foliage. They last only a few days but while around, they are great subjects for "other worldly" macro photography.
The Green Spectrum, Our Second Autumn
The delicate early spring greens of our forests appear in a dizzying variety of shades. They are the epitome of the freshness of the season. To me, the colors are more exciting than those of our garish autumn, especially since they represent a glorious begining rather than the harbinger of a dying season.
Falling Water Season
|Stickney Falls, Dummerston, Vt|
|Catsbane Brook Falls,|
|Moss Glen Falls, Granville, Vt|
|Pulpit Falls, Winchester, NH|
Spring is about flowers, both wild and cultivated. On hikes through our forests I am always scanning the banks for these lovely surprises, but I also enjoy touring local greenhouses for more amazing color.
|Depth of "Field"|
Along with the flora, spring is notable for the emergence of the regions fauna. Both wild and domestic animals revel in the burgeoning green of our forests and pastures. It is a pleasure to witness their excitement including among the wild turkeys, foxes, deer and the Bald Eagles along the Connecticut River. On our farms, the cows, horses and sheep all happily gorge on the fresh green grass.
I feel better now. Get ready, it's on the way, but in the meantime let's dream of spring.
Dreaming of Spring, New England Photography Guild Blog
Partridge Brook Reflections Spring Gallery
Spring Links from My Blog
- I'm Done 3/9/14
- Waterfall of Cheshire County 4/13/14
- Finding Pulpit Falls, Possibly 4/6/14
- Pulpit Falls, Finally 5/4/14
- Fay Falls, Ashuelot Gorge 5/11/14
- Early Spring Macro Photography 5/18/14
- Spring in the Fox Forest & Gleason Falls 5/25/14
- Zooming in on Spring Leafscapes 6/1/14
- Noone Falls and My Sad Camera Bag 6/8/14