The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Posts tagged “weather

It’s Beginning to Look a Bit Like Fall

After a week of unseasonably high temperatures, we were treated to several days of rain followed by cold, windy weather. This is not ultra conducive to photography, but I did manage to get a few shots that do a pretty good job of conveying the fall color in our area. Which, as of right now, is very little. The ash trees are mostly bare with a few yellow and brown leaves clinging to their branches.

 

On the other hand, our maple trees have hardly started turning color. Even the burning bush is in the beginning stages of its fall transformation. At least it has some brilliant red.

Patience, patience, I tell myself. It will come. It’s only a matter of time.

 

Next Week: Abstract

Yes, I’m feeling like it’s time for another of my weird abstract posts. This one will probably include natural objects, but I’m not sure yet.

 


Flowers: Domestic and Wild

It’s spring in the midwest. Rains pour frequently, and when it’s sunny, winds still blow. The first flowers are finally¬†out. In my yard, the daffodils unfold for spring, brining their bright yellow hue to the rain and clouds around us. A welcome contrast.

In the woods, there are also flowers. Untamed by man, nature’s wild charms adorn an otherwise plain scene. These small yellow flowers are about the size of your thumbnail.

Slightly larger white wildflowers grow in clumps around trees.

Nearby, the ground is covered with strange leafy vegetation. Yet there is something oddly familiar about those leaves. The flowers tell all. These plants appear to be the wild cousin of my beloved bleeding heart bush. However, their flowers look a bit more like butterflies than hearts sometimes.

These wildflowers are out in bloom before most of their tame counterparts, daring the snow and frost and showing the strength of their beauty. They are proof that wild beauty is natural and tough.

Next Week: Vases 2

Time to get back to indoor shots. As I mentioned last week, someone I know would like a couple of vases photographed.