Lens-Artists Challenge #105 – SPRING

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When we moved into our current house, I was thrilled to discover that there were a multitude of bulbs planted in the front garden.  Every spring I wait eagerly for the crocuses to pop up and signal the change of season.

in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman
whistles          far          and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
spring
when the world is puddle-wonderful
the queer
old balloonman whistles
far          and             wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
it’s
spring
and
         the
                  goat-footed
balloonMan          whistles
far
and
wee

–“in Just-” by e. e. cummings

I have given up growing tulips because it is too much work to keep the deer away, but one year I had great fun tracking their growth.  Nothing brings hope so much as new buds and leaves in the spring.

You can find more spring at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

 

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 – One Single Flower

One of the things I photograph most frequently is the flowers around my yard.  I can’t say that I’m very good at it, especially since I only use my phone, but I like to practice.

These last two are from a trip to the Columbus Park of Roses.  It was a very sunny day, so not great for photos, but I still took so many because there were so many beautiful ones.

You can find more single flowers at the original Lens-Artist challenge, guest hosted this week by the wonderful Cee Neuner.