As you may have guessed from my posts these past few weeks, I love this time of year. There is something new, exciting and beautiful occurring everyday in the natural world.
I have been focusing my attention on the many species of birds arriving everyday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Today, not having much time, I decided to take my macro lens and focus on an easier, but just as beautiful, subject the many varieties of flowers blooming everyday.
It was overcast when I left for a short walk for a few blocks near my house. I wasn’t disappointed.
Violets, growing wild, were scattered everywhere on the ground, in the woods near my house, along the sidewalks and in many of my neighbors yards.
The apple trees were almost in full bloom now.
As were the crabapple trees.
Most of the Spring bulb flowers were done blooming except for the tulips which were just coming into their peak season.
And the lilacs, one of my favorites. were just coming into bloom now. The air will be filled with their fragrance in a few days.
Even the lowly dandelion looked beautiful up close.
As were its seeds after it had finished blooming.
I have always enjoyed the wonders of nature, trees, birds, mushrooms, flowers and bugs and I find them even more beautiful through the lenses of my camera, both zoom and macro.
And, as these photos can confirm you don’t have to go far to find them. Here is a link to some more photographs I took on my walk this afternoon. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/macro-walk-flowers-may-2-2016
The first wild-flower of the year is like land after sea. ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson