Posts tagged ‘Daffodils’

March 10, 2015

A hint of Eden

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I love walking around the garden at this time of year, enjoying the spring sunshine and looking at all the new growth taking place. The Crocuses (top) seem to be one of the earliest to make a move, not afraid of a night or two of frost. The beautiful bright red Anemone, meaning ‘daughter of the wind’, is the middle photo, then last but not least comes the much-loved Daffodil, that inspired Wordsworth to pen:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze

There is a deep stirring of the soul that takes place upon encountering all the new colour bursting forth from the greys and browns of Winter. The subdued silvery light of cold short days gives way to the yellowy warmth of the Spring light and the anticipation of the Summer to come. Perhaps it is a hint of Eden, of new life and new beginnings, the old is passing away, the new has come…

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April 17, 2013

Many are the plans…

Blogging seems to have deserted me for the last while.  I think it has been good to step back, to not be so obsessed (as is my want) with taking lots and lots of photos (and in so doing ironically miss out in appreciating that which I am photographing).

Here’s a picture taken at Dinas Cross, near Fishguard shortly after Easter.  It was a beautiful spring day…

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(Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm dx lens, ISO 220, f16, 1/125 sec)

Oh, the title is from Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

April 8, 2011

Growth

Some recent photos of things coming to life (at last) …
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Daffodils (in case you were wondering)


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After the rain

Tulips are back!

 

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All photos taken with Nikon F100 film camera and Nikkor 28-105 D lens (except the last one taken with Nikon D70s digital camera but using the same lens).  Film used was Kodak Ektar 100 and Kodak Portra 160VC.