The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Budding and Blooming

The world is finally getting ready for summer up north. About time. Our trees are no longer bare, and the flowers are starting to bloom. I love the leaves when they first break out of their tiny buds. They’re so fine and delicate, not to mention the unique hues they take at first.

The bleeding heart bushes are beginning to catch up with their wild counterparts. My fringed bush shows off her clusters of embryonic flowers amidst fragile foliage.

My mother’s more traditional pink bush is way ahead of mine. It displays arching tresses of hearts.

Now is the time to enjoy what we’ve been waiting for: to drink it in knowing more will come. For awhile, at least, it will be here, and then the seasons will turn again.

Next Week: Indoor Abstracts or Rainy Day and Water Drops

The first would be a creative exercise in how I look at objects and how lighting and color affect form. The second would be trying to make something most people don’t like look good. Both have interesting potential.

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5 responses

  1. I like these flower photos a great deal. I must go off and practise more!

    May 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

  2. i love how you’ve captured these budding flowers. nature really is amazing!

    May 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

  3. These are really wonderful photos.

    May 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm

  4. vivid, colorful,beautiful shots of the flowers. great pictures.

    May 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

  5. Wonderful shots!

    May 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

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