Saturday, April 23, 2016


I have no defenses against flowers at the best of times, so I can't help myself photographing the appearance of Spring's first blossoms. Following my recent confinement, Spring has an extra dimension this year.  (It was really only about two weeks.  I should make a terrible pun about spring in my step here, but....)

The crocuses always win by about two weeks. They got snowed on three or four times, but by the time I got out for this picture, someone had snacked on it a little bit.

The little scilla's are next by the corner of the back porch.

Way out in the back under the crabapple are the lungworts.

There were lots of daffodils just getting ready to blossom.

But a few were already busted out. Fluttering in the wind on even the most mild days is always a problem this close up, so it was nice of this one to lean up against an old stalk that got missed in the fall cleanup.

 A backlit yellow flower is about the shortest exposure you could ask for though.

The magnolia in front of the house was just about in the same state.  Lot's of buds...

But already had numerous blossoms also.  It's fully open now and pretty spectacular.  Pedestrians stop to photograph it and smell the fragrance, and comment how nice it is.

I always describe our lawn as a diverse ecosystem.  A sentimental favorite, which even occupies the more chemically manicured lawn next door, is the state flower, the wood violet.

As you might expect from a wood violet, they are particularly profuse under the pine tree.

Have a great Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day everybody!

All with the Populist. .15mm pinhole 24mm from 24x36mm frame.

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