After fits and starts from nature, we are having some true spring days in the southern Rocky Mountains. To celebrate, today's blog is a nod to the season from the flower world, specifically daffodils. Although some forsythia bushes are beginning to bloom in the city, there are few plants or trees blooming right now, particularly since a late frost claimed many of the early apricot buds and flowers. So the harbingers and sure signs of spring happen to be the daffodils in our garden.
Two varieties are included in today's blog. The Ice Follies bulbs produce a medium-sized flower with white petals and a yellow cup. Here is a group I photographed in bright, late afternoon light.
The photographs that follow were made between 8:30 and 9:30 in the morning, when available light was bright but softer in feel.
The cups are filled with pollen, a veritable flow of it.
There is mystery produced by the shadow and light in the two images below.
Every single part of the cup is apparent in this image.
A smaller daffodil or narcissus bulb carrying the name Tete a Tete, produces flowers with a combination of yellow petals and orange cups. This one is nodding until the warmth of the sun helps it unfurl.
Thanks to Ross, Ingrid, Barbara F. R., Steve, Catherine, and Charleen for commenting this week. Happy Trails to Cristina, and Robert as they return home from their travels. And may all you photographers who are reading this find more than ample subject matter to photograph as seasons change in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©