A CELEBRATION OF SPRING

150403Detail 004Spring appeared like an explosion of colour just after Easter weekend, like all of nature had conspired to bounce back after being suppressed by Winter. Even though I know it’s coming and have waited for it eagerly, the immediacy with which spring arrives always surprises me. I am suddenly aware of cherry blossom, the magnolia trees, hyacinths, camellias and of course the ubiquitous daffodils, as if they have come out overnight. After months of crisp cold air and grey skies, it’s like nature has erupted into a cacophony of soft colours, and come out of hibernation along with the local population who have filled the park, glad of the sunshine and the warmth on their faces.

I love the change it season, whether it’s Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, Summer to Autumn or Autumn to Winter. They all bring a welcome change from what has gone before along with a different mood, new events to look forward to and a new colour palette. I love colour and for me to observe the colours in nature at any one time of year sets the mood for the photographs I like to take.

As a creative I have often looked to plants for inspiration. I am amazed by the vast variety of perfect structures and colours created by nature. Plants are like minute pieces of perfect engineering and for these images I took my camera along with my macro lens to capture the colours of Spring.

It occurred to me when writing this blog to that the word Spring has a myriad of interpretations, but on looking them up in the dictionary, many of them seemed totally relevant to the whole mood and nature of the season.

Spring; (Noun); the season between Winter and Summer, when the weather becomes warmer,  leaves and plants begin to grow again and flowers appear.

Spring; (Noun); Something’s ability to return to it’s usual shape after having been pressed.

Spring (verb); To appear suddenly

Spring (verb); To move quickly and suddenly towards a particular place.

 

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