Spring is in the air

While the sun seems to have returned to my beaches and woods, I think there will be a few fits and starts of cold and rainy weather. Spring is making Her presence felt, and it’s a welcome change.

I ventured out to my local State Park, just a few miles down the road. It had rained the night before, and was still raining hard in the morning. I wasn’t too confident it would pass and let me get out again for a hike. Lucky for me, I was wrong and by the time the sun was up, clouds were drifting away and it turned out to be a beautiful day.

When I hike around this park, I typically go “off-road”, straying from the trail. This morning, I found a large patch of pitcher plants. These protected flowers are not common at the park, so I was excited to see them.

You can click on any image to see a larger photo, or the series as a slideshow.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and/or iPhone4)

For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream

Unknown Mami
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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

11 thoughts on “Spring is in the air

  1. The colors are all so beautiful. Here in Los Angeles it’s so dray and brown that your photos are a welcome sight. Happy SIMC, jj


  2. What a wonderful walk! Love the mushroom and fans! Pitcher…I’ve never seen a real one! The last time I saw one was in my Botany Text book in college!

    Lovely photos as always Tara! Spring always sounds full of beauty and hope!


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