April was drippy and gloomy, and I was a restless photographer in need of light. One
afternoon towards the end of the month the sun suddenly broke out and it became a
lovely spring afternoon calling to me! I grabbed the camera gear and headed out…but
where to go? In recent years the Marion Garden Club has generously planted daffodils
at various locations on several of our properties. Their bloom time is short, but early
and colorful, and just the thing to put me in the spirit of spring.
Peirson Woods has the classic shot of daffodils along the stone wall, but when I got there
I saw that they were not all blooming yet, and the light wasn’t good on the ones that
were. I moved on to Osprey Marsh, where to my delight there was a field of them
waiting for me in the afternoon glow. The challenge was to find a composition to show
them off in that way. The appeal here for me was the way they were scattered in the
luscious spring grass. Spring, sunlight and daffodils make me stop and smile.
And I couldn’t resist a fun closeup!
Photographs and story courtesy of Marian Howell