Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Don't rush

Autumn is beautiful... summer and winter can be nice... but nothing compares to spring. I guess I am just now realizing how much I like spring.

But it comes and goes so fast.

There are really only a few weeks that are great, when the fresh growth pops out and brings color after a drab winter.

So my message to spring... don't rush.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Again forsythia

It seems that most years I post a picture that features forsythia (like here, and here). Daffodils are nice and a similar color, but they do not have the mass and volume of color that forsythia can present.

That bright yellow, to me, just shouts SPRING!.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Perhaps my declaration of spring was a bit premature .. or more likely, this is just a reminder that relapses do happen. Fortunately, with temperatures above freezing (but still cold!) the snow did not stick.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sudden spring

I am always surprised by the sudden explosion of spring. Where there was apparent lifelessness, now transforms into green. The periwinkle, the crocuses, the daffodils, the forsythia... all spring forth.

And it seems to happen overnight.

It is a wonderful time of year.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Rain drops keep fallin' on my head

The rain continues with the expected swelling of creeks and rivers.

On the positive side, there is that sudden spring green livening up the lawns. Can the crocuses and daffodils be far behind?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Crooked tree

A little wet weather to get spring going.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Packing paper

I have often admired the crisply folded and draped linen cloths found in many well crafted still life paintings. It is a measure of an artists skill to reproduce the intricacies of bended and twisted fabric.

Of course making such images in much easier in photography, but it can be none-the-less interesting, even if the material is less captivating.

Which is not to say that I have captured anything out of the ordinary here.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Water spots

A fairly common site. Nearly perfect round spots, assuming the ceiling was installed correctly. A small leak above, a round lacy pattern below (well above but below).

Most facilities are quick to have the tiles replaced, but I think in many cases it can add a bit of character and interest to a bland office.