“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
― Meister Eckhart
The feeling is there, the air warms, and bird song permeates the mornings. Spring is afoot and new growth begins to show signs of the forest stirring from its long slumber.
On a walk this past weekend, triggered by nicer weather and seeing the Coltsfoot blooming in roadside ditches, my eye was keen to see signs of new growth. The forest was still quite gray, seeming dormant, but it did not take long to see that it was shifting. A few small green plants showed among the dull leaves, grasses seemed to be perking up, and then I came across this small shrub, the first delicate leaves unfurling like fingers offering their gift, from the protective bud, and hints of pink or purple flowers showing within.
I’m not a botanist, so I don’t really know what variety of bush it might be, perhaps a lilac? This would be a strange place for a lilac, amidst the fairly thick forest, but nature has offered me many surprise in the past. I’ll have to check back in a few days, when it has leafed out more, to have a better idea on that.
For now, I’m happy to see the promise of another new season.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/200 sec, f/5.0, ISO 800