Monday, May 21, 2012
We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant. ~Alfred Eisenstaedt
It amazes me that we've lived in our current house for 16 years, and this is the first year that I've truly paid attention to the growing things in my yard on a regular basis. It makes me kind of sad that all those years I had blinders on when it came to noticing the beautiful things growing right outside my front door. My camera has opened my eyes and now I'm always searching for any little growing thing. I've become especially focused on my hydrangea bush...I took lots of pictures of it last summer and into the fall as it faded away. And now here I am this spring, watching it bud and grow more beautiful with each passing day. I've been taking daily pictures...these are all shots taken in the last 10 days. In the last three days, the beautiful tinge of periwinkle is starting to show on some of the petals. On a side note, I always smile when I hear the word "periwinkle"...it's my favorite color, and when my daughter was three she used to call it "purple twinkle".