It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year! For this week’s Photo Friday post, I’m bringing you some of the azaleas that are in bloom near my home. You can expect more azalea photos before the spring is done because I just love them. They are such a happy, beautiful flower, and you know that once they begin to bud and bloom, spring is rightly just around the corner.
These photos were all taken at the community college that is literally right outside our door. There are mounds and mounds and mounds of them surrounding the buildings and leading on to the grounds. Here at the house, we have one azalea bush that is just now beginning to bloom. That will be a different situation next spring, but for right now, I have to be content to see and capture them in other places.
The variety at the college are all the deep pink and the light pink. No white; no purple; no orange.
I’m OK with that, though. I drink in the azaleas as they bloom every year because I know they will soon be gone. Here in Coastal Mississippi because our winter was so relatively mild, the buds on the azalea bushes began to show in early December. Some of us – or perhaps just me – were worried that we wouldn’t see our traditional spring break riot of colors because of the early showings. Those of us – of perhaps just me – should have trusted the process. Mother Nature knows what she is doing; we – or maybe just me – have to trust her process.
I’ve been doing a lot of walking lately, and when I walk, I listen to podcasts. Some of them are about creativity; others are about photography. (I’m always looking for other podcasts to listen to – if you have suggestions, let me know!) On a recent Street Focus podcast, they were talking about shooting from different perspectives – looking at a different angle.Mother Nature knows what she is doing; we just have to trust her process. Click To Tweet
So I played with the light as I was shooting.
I think it was good advice, don’t you?
I hope you’ve had a good week and that it was filled with plenty of opportunities to get out and take photos. The weather here hasn’t cooperated, but I’m hoping that we will soon be free of it. I’m looking forward to spring break and getting out to do quite a bit of shooting. That, however, is a whole week away.
For those of you who kept my friend Amber in your thoughts and prayers, I thank you. On Wednesday, she was brought out of sedation and because she passed the breathing tests, she was taken off the ventilator. She stood. She can say a few words (before surgery, all she could say was “no”), and there is quite a bit of right side weakness. She has a long way to go, but she and her family are uniquely able to meet the challenges ahead of them.
And now it’s time for another link-up! Thank you to those who joined us last week and who made their way to our other participants. Our most-viewed link again came from Betty at Photographing New Zealand, who shared with us a variety of bridges.
Our last link came from Denyse, who shared some lovely seagulls with us. If you missed her post, stop by and check it out along with the other posts added after yours 😉
As always, I can’t wait to see what you have for us this week!