Dewey Buds

These are dwarf lilac buds. The green is tinged with a hint of purple. The buds are also delicately be-dewed. (I am smiling about that last sentence because I rarely get to use a word like “be-dewed.”) One thing I realized when I was taking this photo yesterday morning before I left for work was…

Ready To Burst

The life cycle of these crab apple blooms is about two weeks. So it’s good to “freeze” the process in a photo – and maybe even to study it. This photo is a bit over-exposed on purpose. The colors are paler and more pastel. Springier, I guess. By the way, if you aren’t seeing something…

Engaged

Studies show that when children are young, they tend to like school. Kids that age are curious, creative and engaged. By the time the same children are 17, they have changed. As a rule, they aren’t particularly curious about the subjects schools present, they don’t consider themselves creative and many certainly aren’t engaged. Why? As…

Caressed

When I was thinking of the name for this post, I considered something literal like “Apples” or “Apples In Florence” (or wherever I found them). But I picked caressed because of the way the light sculpts and wraps around the apples.