Spring Around Town

Spring Around Town

“Dwell on the beauty of life.”
― Marcus Aurelius

I am very fortunate to live in an area where I am able to watch the seasons change.  Spring is my favorite season until

Observing Spring

Observing Spring

“A world of grief and pain
Flowers bloom
Even then”
― Kobayashi Issa

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year to photograph.  There is so much color and beauty to be found during the spring.  In a typical spring, I will spend much of my time driving to gardens and other locations in

It’s All a Blur

It’s All a Blur

“The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Many things are unrecognizable today.  My job as a first grade teacher has completely changed in location and delivery.  I have spent more time at home in the past month than I have in years!  As I work to make sense of this new normal,

Spring in Charleston

Spring in Charleston

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”
― Hal Borland

Each spring I enjoy spending time in Charleston, South Carolina.  Typically, I will spend several consecutive weekends photographing the beauty of spring in Charleston.

This has not been a typical spring.  While I was unable to make multiple trips to my favorite spring destination,

Cherry Blossoms in DC

Cherry Blossoms in DC

“Look at the cherry blossoms!
Their color and scent fall with them,
Are gone forever,
Yet mindless
The spring comes again.”
― Ikkyu

 

I was in my forties the first time I went to Washington, DC.  I remember vividly how amazed I was to finally see, in person, all of the things I had seen throughout my life on television.  During one of my visits to DC, I was able to be there while the cherry blossoms were blooming.  About a month ago, I mentioned to my husband that I would like to see the cherry blossoms bloom again in my lifetime.

To my delight, further investigation showed

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