Plants are magic! They provide beauty and health benefits to all who view them. I love the textures of the clouds and the dry clay soil. The daffodils were lit from within which produced a rich golden tone. Shooting directly into the sun can be challenging. I waited for the sun to be partially hidden behind the cloud. I used a neutral density filter to control the amount of light reaching the sensor, allowing me to adjust to the brightness. A wonderful evening capturing the beauty of nature.
With record cold temperatures in February, the beginning of March looks promising; even though there is snow in the forecast this week. Rows of daffodils ready to bloom reach out toward the horizon. The color of the foliage is more yellow than green, due to the lack of light getting through the snow, which is rare. Tall poplar trees continue the linear layers as birds soar toward their final night time destination.The yellow school buses glow during the sunset, adding to the rich colors beyond.
What does it feel like to have the point of view of an insect? I can answer that question since I spent time in the dirt. Lying low it was a different perspective. Watching the flowers move in the breeze and the clouds dance in the sky was amazing. I must admit I was pretty sore and stiff that evening. It has been a dry cold winter. Normally this time of year the clay soil bounces with moisture as you step on it. This year is different. I took advantage of that and got down and dirty!