Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring HAPPENS....whenever it wants

The last 'winter shoot' had to happen in the middle of the week and near the end of the day. Last Wednesday. March 21st. according to the calendar, it was official. very vernal. but not our usual weather...it felt more like summer, in the 80s, with bugs bugging me. hot. sweaty. it was nonetheless a sweet pleasure to veer off the worn path in these woods and find the light waiting, while i basked in the shade of the big old trees with the wicking of green.


twelve weeks of camera work. falling way in love with winter. weekend 'shoots' have been so exciting to me.
being up very early to 'catch the first light'
 found me throwing on my warm gear
and driving off to meet the group in 15 degree temps. 

that seems to have ended rather abruptly in Michigan. 
                     


WICK comes to mind from the book "The Secret Garden"





the drama of Michigan's seasons and seasonal surprises.
all beautiful when we stop and look

11 comments:

  1. wicking green - I love that
    your photos show us the hint or suggestion of the explosion about to happen

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  2. I read the articles about Michael and looked at some of his drawings. You are right: his work was incredible! And your photography is really great! I am wondering how you get your header photo to be so long and large. Somehow I am only able to do the standard size on mine. Is the format I have chosen to use that limits me?

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  3. j'aime ces photos qui nous font vibrer ..un espoir de printemps!

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  4. oh so very true... and winter is done isn't she... Mother Nature is definitely on to spring with a capital S!! beautiful...

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    1. i so feel we're sharing the seasons now, cat....via our latitudinal attitude..!

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  5. love your quiet paths and the subdued colors--very peaceful feeling.

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    1. thank you. . .focusing on the spring green rather than the burst of big colors..

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  6. spring seems a bit on the confused side here this year ... chilly and rainy after a short burst of unseasonable warmth

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  7. I can just see you outside with your camera.. poised and still.. looking with your 'eye' and composing with your brain for that balance and harmony found in nature.

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  8. Oh - love the visit to the woods and ponds with you. peace-filled. And the early morning - such a wonderful time of day!

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