Tag Archives: spring

The Pines – Spring Finale

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“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping
When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.” ~Dr.Seuss

It has been a while since I have simply gone out and taken photos for the fun of it.

I went to The Pines today to find some locations for an art shoot I want to do next week. Tomorrow I will go out again with a stand-in model to see if these locations are suitable (all will become clear as to why I would bother to do a stand-in model shoot when you see the final project and here the story behind it). It is one thing to love a location for nature photographs, but something else to photograph a person in it…..especially when you feel photographing people isn’t your strong point!

Practice makes perfect.

In the meantime, so many moods out there today!

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Finally, it is Spring

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“Worry is a misuse of imagination. “~Dan Zadra

It’s the second week of spring and I can pretty much (finally) relax about the garden.

Yes, I have probably been a bit slow on the pruning, but at last I can see that I haven’t killed some of my favourite elements over the winter.

When I moved into the house it was summer and the garden was in full-glory. I had a list of all the plants that I nervously Googled to find out how to care for them. I watched a YouTube video about cutting back Japanese Blood Grass to clarify how much and at what time I should do this. The literature says the end of summer, but garden folk say when it turns completely brown. This did not happen until almost the end of autumn here. Since then, my patch has been a straw like 3-inch high eye-sore and a constant source of anxiety. How could it possibly become 18-inch high lush red and green grass by the start of summer?!

And then, while I was out cutting back the feather reeds last weekend (a most arduous task, that resulted in mountains of reeds to dispose of) I noticed, finally, signs of them growing back. Little 2 inch sprouts of green and red rising above the carnage of my autumn slashing. PHEW!!

A time of firsts, seeing this garden come back to life after a long frosty winter. My first ever tulip is in bloom right now. It is little, a wee bit raggedy, but a proud tiny beacon of spring hope in my front yard.

    

   

    

    

Outdoor Splendor – Spring Shower

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“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”~Gilbert K. Chesterton

Ahhh. The daffodils may have shriveled and wilted, but all other flowers are blooming. The Hydrangea is no longer a sticky skeleton, but on it’s way to full and blossoming. The weeds are growing at an astonishing rate and the tiniest little green sprouts of carrots are just starting to pop through in the veggie patch. it is well and truly Spring time here and with it come the abundant Spring showers.