It poured rain last weekend, but that didn't stop me from running around outside with my trusty Nikon. In fact, I took so many shots, I went through two batteries and got soaked to the bone. But there's always something interesting to shoot around the lake and I never let a bit of rain get in the way of fun. Very few flowers are out yet. The cottage garden is always weeks behind the city stuff. But everything is that beautiful, intense spring green that seems to glow from within.
The hostas are poking out through the leaves from last fall. I enjoy them while I can, because the deer treat my garden like an all-you-can-eat salad bar.
And a columbine bud followed by a full flower. I could not for the life of me get that drop of water in focus. I tried different speeds, apertures, auto, positioning of my body....At one point I was hunkered down in the mud, crunched against the wall, balancing my camera (because I forgot my tripod) in a hellish yoga pose one might label "Soaked Sneakers Spider In Hair Muddy Plumber's Crack" (that is, until my muscles seized up in protest and I got the shakes, which didn't help with the capture of the darn water drop.) Actually, forget everything I just said. I meant to do that. It's called Artistic License.
Then I noticed my rhubarb has already gone to seed, but I love the colours. They look like tight little fists.
Here is this tree with long strings of bell-like flowers. Anyone know what kind this is?
And lastly, one of my favourite flowers of spring.