“There is a reason for every season”
We’ve all heard that saying – but what does it really mean? Well, I like to think it’s part of the circle of life. Let’s start with Spring. As the snow starts to melt, the first buds of the season are anxious to make their presence and bring us fresh color and take away the dreary days of winter. When the days become warmer and the sun is stronger, we meander into summer and the prairies explodes with color. By the time Fall arrives the leaves have turned and many of the wildflowers have died back or turned to seed. Then we transition into Winter, and life as we know it typically becomes buried under a blanket of white. This gives the plants time to relax and prepare for the upcoming season. And then just when we think we’ve had enough of the snow and cold, Spring arrives with her burst of color and we start all over again.
When I started this journey, I found wildflowers the easiest to photograph. I didn’t have to worry about posing and placement. As I continued on, I discovered orchids – who knew orchids grew in the backs woods of Minnesota. And when the flowers and orchids are gone about the only thing left to photograph are mushrooms. I guess there is a lot more to photograph that “just flowers”.