Wednesday, May 08, 2013

spring colors

Spring Colors

May 8, 2013

Lew 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.
Spring offers a lot of options for this theme, and here are some other ideas.  I hope you like them.

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


imac said...

Love all your Spring colours Craver, hard to pick the best my friend

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: Certainly a very nice display of Spring Colors. Very nicely done my friend.

Lew said...

Striking header with the bright yellow against the dark blue! Here forsythia and daffodils are usually the first to bloom.

Katney said...

Same color sets the tone for spring at my house. It is dandelions, though.

happyone said...

Oh yes, it's forsythia for me too. I only wish it would last a little longer!!

Jackie said...

I love the variety of your photographs, Craver. The beauty of colors in so many areas...stunning.
I love the juvenile bird, also.
I'm glad that you named it or I wouldn't have known what it was.
The budding magnolia is so pretty...a delicate blossom.
All your photos are wonderful; thank you so much for sharing your talent with me.

heritagemom said...

Love the tulips and the crocus!

Betty Manousos said...

gorgeous spring flower shots!
beyond beautiful!

i linked to you today!

happy spring!

Shammickite said...

Your spring colours are gorgeous. I picked some forsythia sprigs and brought them into the house in the hope they would bloom with that lovely golden yellow, all I got were green leaves! Did you know in England it is sometimes called Winter Jasmine.

Chris said...

Beautiful selection of spring colors. Maybe you can send some over here ;-)

lime said...

i love those crocuses. i wonder how wet you got taking that picture. hehehehe