Leaf Light

Spring in Michigan is really unpredictable, through April it was warm and sunny.  May, on the other hand, is chilly and rainy (so far, mind you it is only the fourth), a big change from the weeks before. Yesterday it was warm and sunny which gave me a chance to get out in the garden and do some work. Weeding and feeding the beds are the main activities. I am harvesting asparagus and rhubarb from the garden, salad greens in the cold frame. our old apple and cherry tree are in full bloom, they smell sweet and look divine.

As the sun was the golden color of late afternoon I took my camera to the garden. The lighting was so beautiful and the young green plants were perfect.

The light from behind resulted in these amazing shots! I LOVE plants so much and the beauty of them is one reason. just look at these:

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blood root

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A walk in my own yard brings me so much joy, it gives me a connection with the divine that I have not found anywhere else. Watching the unfolding of a new leaf, the slow opening of the first spring flowers makes my heart sing. There is now where else that I would rather be than in my garden in spring.

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.

Ruth Bernhard

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