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Spring flower

Since it’s the first day of spring today, I thought another flower image would be good.

To me, the first day of spring is filled with all kinds of promise. Everyday now, the sun walks up the sky, higher and higher until mid summer. It’s good to see sunshine again and my thoughts turn to the garden and being outside more and more.   There will probably be more colder weather here in the Midwest, and there’s a slight possibility we’ll see another snowstorm too.  But the last few years have clearly shown that there’s a good chance that I’ll be planting the garden in mid April, which just makes me happy.

I made this image at a local forest preserve outside Chicago one snowy day in March a few years ago, and I found this little blue flower so anxious for spring it was up early, stretching and unfurling itself upright toward the low sun.

My favorite element of the image isn’t the amazing purple, blue and green petals  but the small drop of melt water hanging from the stamen like a beautiful,  clear and cold,  glass globe.

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