It usually happens in February. I get the urge to make a quilt using wild and crazy colors and/or a wild and crazy pattern. I eagerly await the emergence of Spring flowers. It seems to take forever. Every single year. I am an impatient resident of winter. It isn’t that I don’t appreciate the beauty of winter — I do! But by the time February rolls around, my eyes are feeling deprived of color and of sun.
One of my favorite “Spring” poems is this one:
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
I am about a few decades older that the person in this poem. I most likely don’t have even 50 more springs to see the branches “hung with snow” — with those lovely white and fragrant blooms.
I certainly plan to enjoy each and every spring (and every moment of every day!) for all the years I have left to live.
I love taking photographs of flowers.
I love all kinds of flower, but I seem to gravitate to roses, spring blooms and to day lilies.
I even take pictures of flowers in vases and pots that I happen to have at home.
I took a few pics of the potted hyacinths and tulips I bought this week (Valentine gifts for my two teenagers).
Here are some of my favorites from other seasons and times (all taken by me):
I just found these beautifully inspiring Big Blooms by Paul Lange today. Please follow the link to see Lange’s photographs. It is worth a look.
As a prominent fashion photographer for 25 years, Paul Lange has had his photographs featured in such publications as Vogue, Glamour and Elle. It was only eight years ago that he decided to make the switch to Fine Art photography, using the skills he had acquired in fashion to create his own original series. Big Blooms, which was started back in 2007, is a series that gives us a fresh new appreciation for flowers. He calls it Big Blooms because his photos of the flowers are blown up or as he says, “thrown out of scale.” With every single portrait, he takes into account lighting, line, form and composition, using the same approach he’s used in portraiture or fashion.
–quote from the blog by alice on mymodernmet.com