Adventure15: Challenge of the daffodils

April 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Spring was delayed this year in western Pennsylvania (at least in comparison to the past 2 springs).  Daffodils may be my favorite spring bloom (not only are they beautiful, but they give me a color boost  in my photographs as winter lingers on), and boy did were they challenged this year.  February was pretty mild.  It looked like the daffodils were ready for an early showing - by the end of February I had a few starting to open.

Then came March.  In like a lion - and staying for the duration.  The blooms held tight for the month.  By the end of the month, a few more tried to open - dealing with snow, cold rain at times, and then frost.

Sheltering from the frost

While not standing tall, still beautiful!

And April we are having the crazy weather swings that are more indicative of March.

One of the benefits of spring snow, is it melts relatively quickly.  So much so, I found it pretty difficult to photograph snowflakes on the daffodils before they melted away.

I love taking macro photographs (extreme close-ups) of the beautiful lines and shapes in different flowers.  I find the daffodil ruffles really beautiful.

By mid April we finally experienced a string of warm days, and the daffodils who had been hiding emerged in full force (of course the 's' word is in the forecast for tonight - I have no doubt though they will emerge just fine!)

All photographs were taken with a Canon 6D and Sigma 105mm 2.8 DG Macro HSM

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