Winter seemed endless, but spring is leaving (read: has left) all too quickly. We still have about 2.5 weeks until the “official” beginning of summer, but we’ve been feeling 90 (or near 90) degree temperatures here in Northern Alabama for a few weeks now. We won’t even mention the humidity!
Spring is far too short for a person like me. I do not like long, cold winters, and the only thing I like about long, hot summers is remaining indoors with the air conditioning.
Nearly two months ago, I celebrated the mild temperatures of spring with a photo walk around campus. I referred to this walk near the end of a previous post–it began with failed tulip photos (probably because I wasn’t willing to get down and dirty–literally). Even though the tulips disappointed me, I’m pleased with the pretty blossoms I captured.
“Cherry Blossom: Oakwood in the Spring”, April 2014
I’m so happy I decided to take a walk that particular day because a few days later, when I took a walk to the campus market, the blossoms were G-O-N-E!
The dogwood “blossoms” were on their way out too. I altered the photo (below) with a grunge overlay because I’m using it as part of a gift. Shhhh…don’t tell.
“Dogwood,” April 2014
A week or so after I photographed the dogwood I received this beautiful photo postcard from Rebecca, my swap-bot pal and colleague in academia.
“Dogwood in Arkansas” by Rebecca R., Spring 2014
Rebecca captured her photo in early April, probably around the same time I shot mine! How cool is that! Like me, Rebecca carries her camera (almost) everywhere. I’ll have to share some of her other beauties in a post soon–maybe, my next post.
Here are two more photos from my early April photo walk:
“Pretty in Pink,” April 2014
I have no idea what this tree is called–and frankly, I’m too lazy at the moment to find out. It rests near “my building” and goes through a number of beautiful transitions throughout the year.
“Pretty in Pink II,” April 2014
Finally, here’s a pear blossom tree I shot on a March afternoon while running errands:
“Pear Blossom,” March 2014
I am so grateful for earth’s casting off the dull, hard covering of late winter and showing off the revival of her beauty. I will be enjoying this display all summer long. Through photographs. Indoors. In my air conditioned home.