“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”-Anne Bradstreet
“The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter.”-Jen Selinsky
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”-Neltje Blanchan
Spring is my second most favorite time of year. Not to sound cliché, but it really does represent hope, and a chance at mental, if not some form of physical rebirth. Although it isn’t the same exact thing as hiking, riding my studio cycle all winter definitely puts me in a better place physically and mentally as the season changes. I may hurt after the first few hikes, but it won’t be as bad as if I had been dormant all winter. At this point in my life that isn’t an option.
One of my favorite activities when I am walking through the woods is to take pictures. I have found that even though sometimes I might do the same hike, it is incredible how the pictures I take are so drastically different. Most of the time I will try and focus on something new each time I hike to photograph. I like to think that I come up with some pretty good photos. It’s also nice to see the season change from spring to summer.
These are some photos I took as the day was ending yesterday in my backyard.