May 8, 2013Lew picked this week's Headbanger's theme. We are going with "Spring Colors." Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac and Lew.
For me, Forsythia is what does it. It has become to me the official announcement that Spring has arrived. This started some years ago when I learned that the right time to put the first application of lawn product is when you see the Forsythia bloom in the same region. That's how you know what's happening under the turf with the insidious Crabgrass, and you can catch it before it grows up and chokes out the good grasses like Fescue, Rye and Kentucky Bluegrass. I used a polarizing filter for the header shot, because I wanted to show the deep blue in the sky in contrast to the gorgeous Forsythia in full bloom.
|a neighbor's tulips just before sunset|
|a pretty pixie hides among paper flowers|
|Periwinkle experiment with selective B&W|
|a Magnolia tree's first bloom|
|Crocus buds emerging from rain-drenched soil|
|I'm fond of this one--it's a juvenile (American) Robin up close and personal|