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Mixed Emotions

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Blue hyacinths in the snow
Central Maryland (March 2017)
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM

Our latest winter storm blew through late this past Monday night, and the image above — taken the day before yesterday — is what it looks like after a lot of the snow has already melted.  The dichotomy is striking, but the damage to the blooms and buds in our area from the wintry mix of ice and snow — plus the unseasonably cold temperatures — is going to go deep this year.

Below is what this same plant looked like on March 5th last year.  Oh, and don’t think we couldn’t have more wintry weather yet this season; you can see more snowy images in the posts I shared of a very late winter storm back on March 30, 2014, both here and here.

Blue hyacinth on my way into work
Central Maryland (March 2016)
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss Sonnar 35/2.0

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Cue the Music… Here Come the Cherry Blossoms!

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Blooms on the indicator tree
Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2017)
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM

I’ve heard since at least last week that the cherry blossoms in DC are on a tear and are already popping.  Uh… sorta yes and a lotta no. Continue Reading →

Imminent Color

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Daffodils about to bloomCentral Maryland (February 2017)Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Daffodils about to bloom
Central Maryland (February 2017)
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

I don’t know how many degrees above normal our region has been during this winter, but we normally don’t see daffodils at this stage of growth for another month and a half at least.

I Know Where the Cat Sleeps

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In the boat house at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

In the boat house at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Color Riot

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Naked ladies (Amaryllis belladonna) -- Central Maryland (August 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Naked ladies (Amaryllis belladonna)
Central Maryland (August 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Little Peeper

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Baby tree frog on a basil leaf -- Central Maryland (September 2004)Canon 10D + 16-35/2.8L

Baby tree frog on a basil leaf — Central Maryland (September 2004)
Canon 10D + 16-35/2.8L

For the Beachcombers

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While strolling the beach -- Outer Banks, North Carolina (January 2007)Canon PowerShot G6 + 30-140mm

While strolling the beach — Outer Banks, North Carolina (January 2007)
Canon PowerShot G6 + 30-140mm

Into the Maw

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Large vehicle-mounted rotary snow plow -- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (April 2013)Sony NEX-5R + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Large vehicle-mounted rotary snow plow — Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (April 2013)
Sony NEX-5R + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

From our earlier What & Where quiz, this is what we encountered in Yellowstone National Park — just a couple of days before the South Entrance was plowed open.  I believe this would make hash out of an ATV.

Detail of the rotary snow plow -- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (April 2013)Sony NEX-5R + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Detail of the rotary snow plow — Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (April 2013)
Sony NEX-5R + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Evening Colors

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Blossoms on the trail -- Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia (July 2012)Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Blossoms on the trail — Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia (July 2012)
Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Foxtails

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From one of my noon walks -- Central Maryland (July 2012)Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

From one of my noon walks — Central Maryland (July 2012)
Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH