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TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 17 OF 2017

“Warm Fuzzies of Spring”

“Warm Fuzzies of Spring”

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 17 of 2017

I could not help myself with the title of this image of an emerging bud, covered in soft hairs, which actually protect the tender leaves from frosty mornings by retaining warmth. It was also a wonderful, warm spring day, so the warm and fuzzy just made sense. It automatically became my go-to image for texture this week.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/320 sec, f/9.0 ISO 400

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“It begins…”

"It Begins..."

“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.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/200 sec, f/5.0, ISO 800

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“Basswood Emerging” – Stouffville Reservoir

“Basswood Emerging” - Stouffville Reservoir

“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”
― John Lubbock

The wonder of spring, as the forest explodes in greens and yellows, never fails to impress me. Tiny buds burst open and within days, full sized leaves adorn the branch. What I like most is how pure and unblemished these new leaves are. They glow with health, but only for a few days and the cycle towards the inevitable winter begins again.

So, I drink it in while it lasts and I save these moments, in photographs, to enjoy at times when I need to be reminded that the cycle will repeat.

Nikon D800
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm
1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

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