Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

Here in the Pacific Northwest, spring has sprung. There are tulip and daffodil tips up all over, and the crocus are just beautiful! Soon it will be time for the Skagit valley Tulip Festival… an annual collective orgasm of beauty, in our spectacular corner of the world.

Last week, while out for a walk with a friend, I photographed a clump of crocus, lit by the sun, and especially gorgeous. As I leaned down, with my iPhone (I’ve gotten so lazy about taking my Nikon along!), there was a bee in the center of one of the flowers. When I zoomed in and cropped this photo, it captured perfectly the intoxication that bee probably felt… totally immersed in a pollen bath, and a celebration of spring!  I could spend hours watching bees collect pollen. It’s always a pure dose of happy.

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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38 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

  1. Bee-yutiful!

    (someone had to say it)


  2. DCTdesigns says:

    Springtime in the PNW is my fav. This is beautiful.


  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    Gorgeous! What a brilliant color of purple. Hope to see it in my neck of the woods soon.


  4. Lovely second shot with the bee! 🙂


  5. Gorgeous.. and yes.. there’s spring in the air.


  6. Really lovely photos, Dawn. They couldn’t have been more beautiful.


  7. Nothing better than Spring, right here in the PNW! I am thankful every single day to be here.


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  9. Lillian says:

    SPRING, YAY!!!! We definitely don’t have any flower blooming yet, this totally made my day:) That bee – so crazy! What great shots!


  10. Psychobabble says:

    Oh dear…I hope Spring springs a little harder, cuz it’s still too cold and rainy for me.
    And if it doesn’t get warmer soon, my belly won’t fit under my winter jackets, and I ain’t buying more.


  11. unfetteredbs says:

    Thanks for the splash of beauty in my sea of white snow!!


  12. Mike Lince says:

    Spring in the Northwest – my favorite time of year in my favorite place on the planet. First, the crocuses, then the camellias. Then daffodils, azaleas, tulips and rhododendrons exploding in a sequence of color and fragrance as the entire countryside prepares to blossom. Your vivid photo makes me miss it anew. – Mike


  13. Cathy Ulrich says:

    I love both, Dawn. Crocus are my favorites! And that little bee looks like its having a great time!


  14. I love these early bulbs. What beautiful photos you captured! I always look forward to the Tulip Festival blooms. I’m only 30 or so minutes away from the fields and get over there at least a few times during the festival. In just a few weeks the cheery daffodils will be smiling away.


  15. etomczyk says:

    That’s a superb shot from a phone camera! I am so envious of your weather. We are dropping 50 degrees today into the 20s. (I thought this was the quasi-south?) Anyway, I will linger a bit longer over the picture of your crocus and long for spring to turn up here in DC. All the best.



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