Firstly, I hope you like the new look of the blog, I decided it was time I gave it a bit of attention and having passed 90 blogs, thought it needed some organisation, so I’ll be working on that gradually in the next week or two, it’s somewhat of a work in progress. But please do let me know if you have any problems with it after my tweaking.
I’ve always had a particular fondness for spring flowers, I love to see bulbs emerging from the winter soil with their promise of warmer times and longer days to come; a welcome sight after a seemingly long, cold winter this year.
I’m especially fond of snowdrops, I love their delicate elegance and over the years I’ve planted more outside and they’re now starting to naturalise and expand nicely – I’ll get some photographs of those as soon as it stops raining and we get some light – as they’re just about at their best now.
Each Christmas I am usually lucky to receive some of the bulb kits that you plant yourself and this year I have a pot of very delicate and paper-like white crocuses, some pink hyacinths and a scarlet red amaryllis – that has put out two flowers, but rather smaller than usual – but gorgeous nontheless – and each a slightly different colour too. They all seem to have peaked at the same time and I took the opportunity to grab some photographs before they fade.
I concentrated on this occasion on some abstract images from framing in tightly so that I could enjoy the lovely shapes and structures of the flowers. One of the aspects of photography that I enjoy is that you learn to see things differently and whilst working on a series of photographs like this, you simply look – and are therefore able to enjoy – that bit more. It gives you a legitimate excuse for doing so.