“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.”
― Patrick Süskind
As the days warm, aromatic flowers prevail, attracting bees and insects with their sweet perfumes. Pollinated flowers give way to fruits and green leaves darken as they mature from their pale spring forms.
The above photo was made of plants along a local walking trail. I liked the way the sun shone through the shadows, illuminating the grape leaves and honeysuckle blossoms, as well as the range of light within the composition, from the bright white of the blossoms to the darkness in the shadows.
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @140mm
1/60 sec, f/14.0, ISO 1100