The unfolding of spring this year has been unusually entrancing, or maybe it’s just that I’ve been more-than-usually entranced. In winter, I packed my little Canon PowerShot on late-afternoon walks when the gathering clouds promised a vivid sunset. These days I pack it on Trav’s and my morning walks just to see what new wonders spring has revealed.
I’m not sure I see more when I’ve got my camera along, but what I see seems more wondrous. Here’s some of what’s going on in my neighborhood these days.
In winter, green brambles and moss catch the eye. Now they’re shouted down by leafing-out huckleberry bushes, blueberry bushes, and all sorts of undergrowth. The oak foliage above is still a-borning.
Camera in hand, I notice raindrops on green leaves. It hasn’t rained much lately, but it rained Sunday night. This was taken on a still-overcast Monday morning.
The pines are green all year-round, but spring greens them in new ways.
Green and gray play together. From a distance it’s same old same-old. Up close it’s fascinating.
I’m told that green has more shades than any other color. How many of them are in this photo?
This recently plowed field is Travvy’s favorite vole-pouncing ground. You can’t pounce on green. If you miss the vole at first pounce, then you can dig for it.