“Pale Reminders”

“Between seasons, old colours fade and new colours arrive. The once bright orange of beech is replaced by the pale greens of spring.” – Ed Lehming

Things are changing quickly now. Only few mild days and a pale flush of bright green can be detected in the spring forest. The beech trees that provided me colour throughout the winter are fading, the leaves tattered and pale, like ghostly versions of their former selves. This grove is barely visible against the forest backdrop. I’ve noticed buds are starting to form, so it’s only a few days or weeks till even these leaves fall to the ground.

I do like this season, though it’s not as bright and cheerful as autumn with it’s vibrant colours, but there is joy is seeing new growth and the first few budding wildflowers.

This location appealed to me because of the darker log which added contrast to the scene, otherwise it would have been a flat and boring image.

iPhone 12 Pro @ 4.2 mm
1/3200 sec, f/1.6, ISO 32

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