Ed Lehming Photography

“After the cool spring rains, sunshine dazzles through the still open canopy, bathing the forest wildflowers with its warming light, transforming the recently dull forest into something magical and alive.” –...

“It’s spring, and beautiful tones of yellow, in all shapes and sizes, return once more to the forest floor.” – Ed Lehming Once more, spring starts and stalls. The warm days...

“The recently closed buds now look like fireworks as warmer days trigger the trees to leaf out and spring comes on in full force.” – Ed Lehming I’ve always been fascinated...

“Simple, yet complex, the flower of the Trout Lily continues to bring me joy as they appear in greater numbers daily. I can hardly decide which I like best.” – Ed...

“It’s spring, the forest bugs have begun their cycle: eat, poop, breed.” – Ed Lehming As I’ve noted quite a few times, their are so many details that we miss on...

“Delicate yellow flowers fill the forest floor, nodding timidly in the soft spring sunshine.” – Ed Lehming There is something wonderful about Trout Lilies, also known as Dogtooth Violet, though I...

“Day by day, the compacted leaf litter of the winter is pushed up by spring flowers, each in their time, brightening the once dull brown forest with new life and colour.”...

“Draped in leafy cloaks, the Mayapples looked like tiny phantoms, gathering on the forest floor.” – Ed Lehming I could not not resist this image of an emerging Mayapple that I...

“In springtime, the changes happen so quickly, you really need to enjoy things in the moment, and then the moment is gone, till next time.” – Ed Lehming So far, this...

“Nothing matches spring’s first colours; bright greens, yellows, and reds fill the forest with freshness and joy.” – Ed Lehming I do tend to spend a lot of time looking forward...

“Spring breezes roll across land and water, touching and refreshing everything in their path.” – Ed Lehming There is a freshness and vitality to spring breezes, they feel like they carry...

“Nature never ceases to amaze me with her endless variety, slight changes in form and colour are a joy to witness.” – Ed Lehming One of the things, perhaps the main...

“Spring will not be stopped. Despite a few snowfalls and cool nights, life continues to emerge” – Ed Lehming Yet another allusion to the current COVID situation. Like the quote I...

“After a mid-April snowfall, even the plants seem hesitant to re-open.” – Ed Lehming It’s a bit odd that I keep finding allusions to COVID in my photos. Living in the...

“If you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes” – unknown The quote above has applied so many times and seem to be universal in regions with complex weather patterns. My...

“As the world warms, Spring slowly pulls away from Winter’s embrace and reaches out for the promise of Summer’s warming touch.” – Ed Lehming The title for this image, as well...

“The urgency to reproduce is everywhere. Early plants forgo their leaves so they can be the first to be pollinated, flowering at all costs.” – Ed Lehming I have noticed this...

“The forest comes alive with wildflowers, each in their turn, offering an endless bouquet of beauty.” – Ed Lehming As I write this, 5 centimeters (2 inches) of snow have fallen,...

“Seeing nature really close up reveals so much more. Fine details and endless variation brings curiosity and encourages learning.” – Ed Lehming It seems the more time I spend observing and...

“There is nothing quite so inviting as a good meal in a beautiful environment” – Ed Lehming Sometimes, it’s what I don’t see that makes an image interesting, and provides me...

“After few days of of showing their bright pink faces to the warming sun, the Spring Beauties take a rest, allowing the cool spring rains to refresh them till the sun...

“Cool April hikes bring such joy. There is always something new, not always obvious or evident, but when you look around new surprises and revelations always present themselves.” – Ed Lehming...

“In it’s incredible diversity, nature produces many variations, some are very interesting and make you wonder what the cause and purpose may be.” – Ed Lehming I’ve posted about these interesting...

“Every spring, the cycle of growth begins in a similar way: flat and dull leaf litter, the first small green shoots, followed by the bright and tiny faces of the Spring...

“Often, the primary subject of a photograph becomes secondary. The natural world is not static and scenes shift.” – Ed Lehming Late last week I was hiking through one of my...

“To add to the oddities of this strange and early spring, wildlife seldom seen is also making an appearance, seeming fairly unaware that it is seen.” – Ed Lehming It’s been...

“From the compacted blanket of last year’s leaves, bright and beautiful wildflowers erupt, pushing aside the reminders of what was, and revealing was it to be.” – Ed Lehming Continuing the...

“A sure sign of spring is the time the reptiles emerge from hibernation, each assessing their environment, and seeking a first meal.” – Ed Lehming I know there are many who...

“It seems that most tasks are easier and more enjoyable when we have companions to accompany us.” – Ed Lehming This photo was caused by a bit of fortunate timing and...

“Drawn by sweet nectar and bright colour, the pollinators themselves add flamboyance to the joyful spring blossoms.” – Ed Lehming While I was capturing some images of this spring’s Hepaticas movement...