With camera in hand, I ventured on a short walk to record some of the beauty of Spring 2021 which is far better for me mentally than COVID Spring 2020.
March wasn’t kind to us here in SW Virginia. Too cold. Too rainy and snowy. But the moisture was welcome. I was waiting for April. Now, it’s here. This image shows why I waited so patiently … the ones below just add to it all. Images via iPhone 7 Plus, processed in Lightroom Mobile on my iPad Pro. Last photo is my favorite.
Each of these images were made using my iPhone 7Plus camera. My photo life has changed significantly since I got this wonderful device, mostly because I always have a superb camera with me while walking around our SW Virginia neighborhood. This month and the last has seen much warmer than normal temperatures and that’s caused many Spring flowers to bloom quicker than I’ve seen in years. I made these photos this week and I’m glad I did. Why? Well, it’s predicted to get much colder, with freezing weather, possibly with some wet snow. Mother Nature always seems to even things out. The lesson learned is to take advantage of good weather when it comes. Happy Spring to all!
When I bought this Weeping Pussy Willow tree as a present for my wife on her birthday last May, it was essentially bare limbs. but with promise to leaf out nicely. When I planted it in our back yard near the house I had no idea what it might look like later, but was quickly rewarded with lots of green leaves and long thin hanging limbs which grew so fast I had to prune them often to keep them off the ground. It was in sum a nice looking tree through the summer. About two weeks ago I began to see fuzzy looking, bright white buds slowly open that give this interesting and fast growing tree its name. As this unfolded before my eyes I deemed it appropriate to make some close up photos.