“Spring flowers have the amazing ability to bring a smile. They represent newness, freshness, and the hope for better days after a long dreary winter.” – Ed Lehming
Yesterday, I returned to the patch of Hepatica that I had discovered last week. In my prior post, “April’s delicate Wonders” the flowers had not yet opened, but a few warmer days have done wonders and all the blossoms are now fully opened and beautiful. Those same, seemingly delicate buds now fill an entire hillside with their beauty, a full month ahead of schedule.
A bonus of this early opening is that the blossoms are absolutely pristine. There is no damage from frost or insects yet and the flowers seem to have just opened when I arrived mid-morning. It certainly was nice to be able to watch this patch evolve into its present state. As I was making other photos I heard the sound of a honey-bee buzzing around and happened to catch a quick shot of it enjoying nectar from this plant. I’l be posting that image tomorrow.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/400 sec, f/20, ISO 800