Still Learning To See

Enjoying Spring (in a vase)

The reality of the tulips in my yard popping up anytime soon is just too hard to imagine today. Yes, the sun is shining (our solar water heater will heat more than 40 gallons of water to over 120F today) but the temperature has dropped more than ten degrees (F) since I got up this morning and it is predicted to again drop below 0F for the next two nights! Spring is coming very slowly this year in Vermont!


This time of year we often give ourselves a gift of bouquets of tulips, grown locally and freshly cut so they last and last. I then typically get out my camera, tripod and a macro lens with close-up rings, moving around the flowers at all angles and in all kinds of light. Maybe it is not as nice as sitting outside next to a bloom but, nonetheless, a delight, especially when I look out and still see two feet of snow.

I trust you too will enjoy this brief slideshow of my Spring in a vase!

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For those who don’t have the software to see the slide show, you can see the same photographs here:

This entry was published on March 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm. It’s filed under Flowers, Garden, John Snell, Photograph, Snow, Spring, Vermont, Winter and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Enjoying Spring (in a vase)

  1. Deborah Leu on said:

    These are exquisite, John! The light and shadow coupled with the petal detail is truly lovely. Amazing flowers, amazing images!

  2. Thanks, Deb. Hope you too can enjoy some Spring, whether in a vase or in the great out-of-doors!

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