How about that?
Is a yellow rose the essence of spring?
I thought my front yard looked spring-like. How about a photo of that?
I thought the big blob of green there on the lower right of the frame was boring. I started putzing around to see if I could get a better shot. It might be mentioned that it was 6 am and I was wearing pajamas and carrying a cup of coffee. I decided to add the two potted Agaves to make the bottom of the photo more interesting. Then I went and got the tuteur from the back and shoved it in there. Does that give the compostion some depth?
Then I realized I needed to be up a little to get the top of the new tuteur in the frame. To the garage for a ladder. Yep, still wearing pajamas, though it was near 7am by then. Neighbors of course happened to leave home early and waved at me in the front yard standing on a ladder with a cup of coffee in one hand and a camera in the other. They exhibited no surprise.
There's more going on now, but the light is really dull. It was early, but also overcast. The climbing rose 'Laguna', I noted, needs deadheading.
Here are some of the lines in the composition, if you can be generous enough to call it a composition. It was interesting to take the photo and emphasize the lines created by plants and objects.
But that doesn't fix the dull light. After all that, what else did I photograph lately that looks Springy?
I like this one, but not the house in the background.I like that solitary bee, but is it really springy?
This seems quite springy-the deciduous Magnolia stellata flower blooming on bare branches. Not super exciting enough?
I like this one a lot, but the Agave in the lower left is out of focus. Pretty scene, though. Too cluttered?
This one is springy because the weeping willows are just leafing out. Could the composition be better, though?
I just like this one. The stems on the Drakensburg daisies should be out of the bottle a little more, and maybe that orange daisy should be yellow, like the limes in the dish?
This is springtime for Graptoverias, but when you think of "spring", do your thoughts naturally turn to Graptoverias?
Really pretty, to me anyway, but does it scream "Spring!" No.
Wish the bird's face was in a little sharper focus...
I love the bee-backside hanging out of the Aloe flower. Perhaps not everyone has the same sense of humor, though.
The Pelargonium flowers surrounded by Golden Barrels I think says "Spring!" and are unexpected among all those spines, no?
Nothing, though, says "Spring!" the way baby birds say "Spring!" Too bad I don't have a spiffy shot. I love the eyebrows on this little guy, though.
This one is super cool because it is a hummingbird nest. As a photographic composition--well...and there is a shadow on the baby's face...
Maybe I should wait for better lighting out front? Janet (and you know who you are, too), what do you think? Which one says "Spring!" ? Which one to enter? This is all your fault, you know.