Hope you’ve taken some time to stroll around planting areas to see what’s beginning to poke through the surface. I found enough green shoots to inspire hope that this cold, nasty interminable winter could finally beginning to find its way out of here.
While loading my car after a recent class at the Chicago Botanic Garden, I heard a bird that just wouldn’t stop calling loudly. Once I spotted this cardinal, two things happened: 1. I took it to be a sure sign of spring and 2. I just had to grab a camera. Yes, you can use a macro lens in regular photography as shown here. My macro has a focal length that extends to 180mm which is what I used here.
Keep your eyes (and ears) open for signs of spring where you live. Hopefully, you won’t have long to wait.