It wasn't too long ago that I was posting flower shots on this blog on a regular basis. Some might say it was a little too often.
So, I moved away from flowers for a bit. Not since last August have you seen any here.
But, spring has sprung, at last. (It was a little late in arriving, at least where I live.) So I think a nice splash of color is in order, compliments of Mother Nature.
This is actually one of my favorite images from a visit to Longwood Gardens in eastern Pennsylvania.
I call this image "Reaching for the Sky", because that's what they're doing.
(Actually, they're probably reaching for the sun. But "Sky" sounded better.)
Most ordinary flower photos are taken with a downward angle. To make a flower image that's not so ordinary, you sometimes have to get your pants dirty and get down on the ground, to capture them from their level, or lower. That's what I did here, getting below the height of the petals and shooting up. The ground was actually dry, so my pants survived.
I won't go back to posting flower shots every week. But since spring (and soon summer) is here, after a long, dark, cold, grey, miserable, relentless, sun-less, and seemingly endless winter, I thought I'd brighten up the place with a little natural color.