Thursday, April 18, 2013

A caress and a consolation

"What delights us in the spring is more a sensation than an appearance, more a hope than any visible reality. There is something in the softness of the air, in the lengthening of the days, in the very sounds and odors of the sweet time, that caresses us and consoles us after the rigorous weeks of winter."
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

I'd like to think that this is the reason I'm so dissatisfied with all of my photos, 
why something seems to be missing from them - 
it is impossible, after all, to capture the essence of Spring in a photograph.
But I try just the same.


Sherri B. said...

Your photos are lovely. I know just what you mean about trying to capture that Spring feel, I just took some photos and ended up chuckling at myself because nothing ended up looking as spectacular in the pics as it really did in real life..ugh.

You did a nice job here of showing us all of the many pretty things in your yard, you have much more blooming than I do.

Have a great weekend. xo

Carolyn ♥ said...

I think you're doing a great job at portraying Spring, Ginny. I'm a little frustrated here... we seem to be in a state of limbo. It's so cold all the buds are afraid to pop!

Donna said...

What a perfect saying to describe spring Ginny....your pictures show me bold plants who are pushing up and putting on their finest colors to show all of us how happy they are to return.

PlantPostings said...

Ah, spring! Your garden looks beautiful, and it's so encouraging to see spring in full swing. We're just now zooming into it--I think my first Daffodils will bloom tomorrow, which is much later than "normal." Thanks for sharing all the lovelies!

Anonymous said...

"What a perfect saying to describe spring"

Couldn't agree more..

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Your photographs are lovely, but I understand what you mean, and what that quote conveys. Elements that are missing from any spring photograph include the warmth of the sun, the chill of a breeze, and even the element of sound. If I close my eyes right now, with the windows open, it becomes very clear that spring is far from silent. The sounds of the breeze in the trees, the hum of the bees, and the chirping of birds. Spring really is a feast for all of the senses, not just the eye.