Winter is the time when shape, silhouette, structure and shadows tend to be the focus in photography. A bare branched tree against a cold sky…birds perched on a wire…shadows on a snow covered ground. I enjoy this time of year because it is so different from the spring when it's all about color, color, COLOR! You have to search a little bit harder to find subject matter and when you do composition and perspective become more of a focus as well. But I've got to tell you….I'm needing to see some green! My camera has been sitting in it's bag for way too long so it was time to journey outside and find a sign of what's to come.
It took a little bit of searching, but there it was….bit of glorious green pushing through the old Coreopsis.
As the search continued, I found bright red new growth shooting out from an old Rose bush branch. It won't be long now until new buds are ready to burst open in the most brilliant shades of pink.
Then I spotted the very beginnings of a Snowdrop. When the Snowdrops bloom I can't help but smile because I know that spring filled days are getting close!
Early bloomers like these Crocus pop up during the day and close up after the sun goes down to guard themselves from the still chilly nights.
And even this old Mum in a pot is ready to shed the old as the new growth flushes out. As I wandered through my yard to get my green fix I also noticed two little sparrows making a nest in a recessed light. My husband insisted we get rid of it, but I can't bear the thought of destroying the hard work of these little nesting birds. As I refilled the bird feeders I could see that I'm not the only one ready for spring!
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.