Almost Spring

Almost Spring

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ”

-Ruth Stout

Although the calendar does not show that it is spring, signs of spring are all bursting forth where I live in the Carolinas.  Daffodils are breaking through the surface of the soil, pink blossoms are covering the trees, and 

A Magical Snow

A Magical Snow

“When snow melts, what does it become?’
It becomes water, of course’
Wrong! It becomes spring!”
― Natsuki Takaya

This is the last week of winter.  I was really disappointed that I did not get the opportunity to photograph a pretty snow event this winter.  Before Sunday, we only had one winter weather event, earlier this season.  It was not pretty precipitation.  It kept me indoors for awhile, but did not amount to any great photography.

Sunday my area received a magical snow.  I call it magical

Gibbs Garden in Spring

Gibbs Garden in Spring

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

Spring is an amazing time for photographers.  There are beautiful changes everywhere just waiting to be captured.  There are places that are high on my list to photograph each spring.  One of these places is Gibbs Garden.  In the spring, there are more than twenty million daffodils blooming in the garden.  Two years ago, I took in this magnificent sight for the first time.  Last spring, although I visited the garden in the spring, I missed the peak of the daffodils and just caught the tail end of the bloom.

The garden was scheduled to open

Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

― Mark Twain

Earlier this month, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather.  Apparently, the Carolinas
The Beauty of Spring

The Beauty of Spring

“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.”
Virginia Woolf

One of the benefits of photographing nature in the Carolinas is that there are four distinct seasons in which to photograph.  Of the four seasons, spring is one of my favorites.  There are endless, colorful subjects to photograph in springtime.

I find myself finding my subjects in a variety of locations.  I find subjects in

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part One)

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part One)

Photography has become such a big part of my life in the past nine years.  When I take time to reflect at the end of each year, it is not uncommon for me to look back on my photography from the year.  I feel that each year I grow as a photographer.  It is interesting to look at my work from each of the nine years to see my progression.

I tend to photograph and classify my photography by