Beginnings of Spring

Crocus Buds
Crocus Buds

With just the strength of will, they pushed aside the soil and desiccated leaves to answer the call of Spring and ensure their survival.

Though the season hasn’t “officially” become spring, seasons don’t change in an instant on the day of the equinox or solstice. Rather, a gradual change begins halfway between the two seasonal celebrations to mark the day that nature recognizes as the day to begin the awakening for the season to come.

The first buds appeared on February 24, and by February 27 the blooms open nearly fully by afternoon. These tiny crocus always bloomed early, and so welcome in their color and enthusiasm. I look forward to many happy days of photos of them. Though they look about the same each spring, I try different techniques and angles to capture them. And this year I’m planning some product photography, intermixing them with items and using their colors as a backdrop.

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