New Life

What a wonderful day!  It has been warm and sunny for a few days in a row now, and it’s incredible what a difference that has made.  What was dead and brown last week has sprung to life all around us, and it is beautiful to see and fills me with happiness.  The grass is green and lush, flowers are poking their sleepy heads out from underneath the soil, and the buds on our maple tree, which only appeared a couple of weeks ago, are actually beginning to open.

I went outside this afternoon intending to relax on our deck and read, but that had to wait because when I saw all of the new life around me I discovered that my inspiration had awoken after a long winter’s sleep, and I went back inside to grab my camera.  I spent the next hour experimenting with closeups of the buds on our maple tree.  I even got out my tripod and my new extension tubes that I’ve only tried a couple of times and set up on the front lawn where I proceeded to get poked by branches and stared at by the neighbours.  All I can hope is that they thought I looked like I knew what I was doing LOL!

Here are a couple of my favourites.   What do you think?

Maple Bud 1

Maple Bud 2

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18 Responses to New Life

  1. dorannrule says:

    Oh yes – Astounding Cindy! Absolutely beautiful in every detail.

  2. RMW says:

    Worth the effort.

  3. love how you have captured new life–and love your enthusiasm for spring — it is catching

  4. benzeknees says:

    Beautiful pics! So clear. I’m glad you’re getting nice weather – it’s been pretty nice here for a few days too!

    • Thanks :). It was so nice to get outside with my camera again. I took some pictures during the winter, but snow just doesn’t inspire me as much. Plus I pretty much hibernate during the winter because I hate the cold!!

  5. I guess this makes you a budding photographer.

  6. I stopped on the porch and set down on the swing to luxuriate in the fragrance of the wisteria and the lilacs that spring has delivered; I spent the next hour sleeping on the swing in the dappled light…

  7. TBM says:

    did Mike take a picture of you doing this? I love your dedication.

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