“A Cautious Entrance”

“A Cautious Entrance”

“It is hard to be defensive toward a danger which you have never imagined existed.”
― John Christopher

It is indeed interesting watching this year’s spring emergence of wildflowers. Some, like the Hepatica pictured above, are designed to weather the uncertainties of spring. The many tiny hairs on the delicate new blossom protect the plant from spring frosts by providing a layer of insulation. I also noticed that plants this spring seem a bit more cautious in their opening. Many remain tightly bundled up and almost hesitant to expose themselves to the elements, risking permanent damage from frost.

I think we have a lot to learn from nature in rushing too quickly to expose ourselves to something more damaging. What we are experiencing these days is something altogether new, for which we are not prepared. We will emerge from this, in due time, but carefully measured steps remain important to ensure that we thrive.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/500 sec, f/11.0, ISO 400

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3 Comments on ““A Cautious Entrance”

  1. Wise words, Ed. I’m with you on this. I wonder if the flowers really seem more wary this year, or whether we are looking at them with a deeper understanding.

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