Close To Home And Up Close With Some May Flowers

Close To Home And Up Close With Some May Flowers

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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.  Macro flowers -16

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. Macro flowers -18

It was overcast when I left for a short walk for a few blocks near my house.  I  wasn’t disappointed. Macro flowers -33

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. Macro flowers -1

The apple trees were almost in full bloom now. Macro flowers -40

As were the crabapple trees.Macro flowers -4

Most of the Spring bulb  flowers were done blooming except for the tulips which were just coming into their peak season. Macro flowers -25

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. Macro flowers -23

Even the lowly dandelion looked beautiful up close.Macro flowers -7

As were its seeds after it had finished blooming. Macro flowers -22

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. Macro flowers -36

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. flowers -31

The first wild-flower of the year is like land after sea. ~Thomas Wentworth Macro flowers -14Higginson