02 June 2014
Spring unfolds our senses and presents us with renewal,
Putting us on alert,
Divining our impressions and responses.
Dormancy is cast aside.
Beneath the visual efforts of nature,
Atoms teem and pulse with pride’s infusion.
Rebirth comes in silent outbursts,
Blazing with profusion.
Transformation fulfills its quest.
Hope is rekindled across time,
And pours into observers.
A cavalcade of hues mingle,
Forcing throngs of viewers to catch
As Spring enlivens our souls,
Its aura quickens, and the horizon beams.
© Sally W. Donatello, 29 May 2014
In the Lens section are four images taken in May, just as spring on the East Coast, USA, was breaking through winter’s tail. They convey the beginning and the finality that transpire through parts of spring’s season.
New life slowly appears in the photographs of a tree’s new foliage. Leaves with their feather-like delicacy staring at the day’s nourishment.
The spent stage of the dandelion dabbled and lined with seeds that long for their next cycle. This phase shows the round base of the flower that has spread most of its seeds. Recently, I learned that it’s called the Bishop’s Crown, which requires some imagination to connect the two.
Transformation and more transformation is what each season reveals. Surely, springtime provides courage that uplifts our spirits, and washes away winter’s monochrome.
Tip of the Day: eNature: Bringing nature to life is a terrific source, especially if you have a passion or inkling toward the natural world. Even though they focus on the United States, there is much to savor for people all over the globe. The following is a description from their Website:
“eNature.com is the web’s premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States. Over past years, eNature has consistently been one of the Internet’s most-visited sites for nature and wildlife information and has won numerous awards and accolades. The site’s core content of wildlife information about almost 6,000 individual species is the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists.”
Click here to go to their site.
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Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming Photo Challenges:
1st Monday: Nature
2nd Monday: Macro
3rd Monday: Black and White
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week