On my Photos on my iMac, I have an album entitled Spring. After autumn, spring is my favorite season, especially here in the Pacific Northwest, where winter is often gray and depressing. In my backyard, the first sign of spring is the little scrawny hydrangea I planted, getting its first leaves. Last year, I took pictures on successive days, to chronicle its progress.
Eventually, it looks like this.
We do have a number of flowering trees around, in various shades of pink and white.
This one is in my front yard.
The front yard is on the north side of the house. Notice the moss growing on the branches of our tree! Most trees in the Pacific Northwest grow moss on their branches, as well as their own leaves. Layers of Life.
And, of course, Spring in Western Washington is nothing without our tulips. The Skagit Valley, about 45 minutes north of us, has the Tulip Festival for the entire month of April. All month, the roads through the valley crawl with cars, and people peeping out of windows and walking along the roads, to view the multi-colored fields. Next to the Netherlands, our state produces the most tulip bulbs.
Spring isn’t just the time of flowering, it’s the “spring flood” on our rivers. The best place to view that flood, is at Snoqualmie Falls. It really puts you in awe of the power of Nature, to see and hear the roaring falls, which we harness to produce electricity.
Happy Spring, everyone!
Here’s the Link to this week’s Original Post. And Tina’s awesome post, too!
3 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #241: Spring has Sprung!”
Happy Spring! What a lovely post. Isn’t it wonderful to have photos of your hydrangea growing like that? The trees are beautiful and you captured the tulip fields so well, yes spring is amazing.
Wow, the way that hydrangea exploded when it bloomed! Great photos!
Hydrangeas are just beautiful!