Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fleeting, Fragile Spring

Spring has finally arrived in Italy! The flowers and trees and bushes are suddenly bursting with buds. Friday morning was chilly and windy and a bit rainy, but I realized that this beauty is fleeting and I needed to get out there if I wanted to capture it. My particular view this morning was to use a shallow depth of field to really pick out a bud or two amidst a soft background. That proved challenging - hard to focus while the branches are blowing around!
An elderly gentleman walking his dog in the park saw me taking photos of the buds and asked, in Italian of course, if I saw these purple flowers on the ground. He picked this one for me and had me smell it. Very sweet. Very tiny.
Inhale. Exhale. Spring!


  1. What an amazing journey and a terrific way to document it! Enjoy!

  2. Aren't the "violette selvatiche" wonderful? I love them!
    Maybe I should comment your post in Italian ;)


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