Buds burst open,
squeezed through twig, branch, and bark.
Straining toward a lush green future.
Seeking the light and warmth of spring.

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I took this photo one morning last week in my backyard. The sun came out strong after a soaking mix of rain and sleet. Everything was shimmering with light. The conditions were perfect to satisfy Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bokeh, and the resulting photo works for The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Future, as well. Buds and new growth always speak to me of a promising future.

Thank you Jennifer N. and Jen H. for the challenges!


Photography 101: The Natural World

The theme for the eighth day of Photography 101 is The Natural World.

“Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.”

I took these photographs on the same gray day as the photographs in my previous post. I was fascinated with the way line was defined by the bare branches, and how line, combined with line to create texture. I was also amazed at how the sky changed as the day progressed. I took these photos in and around my backyard from mid morning until mid afternoon.

Birch tree

Fir tree

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