Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Green of Spring

It is amazing to me that after all these years, EVERY spring I am astounded all over again, at how brilliant the greens are! It has been raining most of the day, and when I went outside, I spotted these ferns growing under the Japanese maple tree. It was overcast, and misty, and so the light was really soft. Colors are always more intense on rainy days, and the saturation of the greens was just stunning. The Japanese maple was green as well, but there was something about the ferns - perhaps because they were isolated and surrounded by the wet brown earth that made them jump out and grab my attention. My fear is that on the web the colors shown won't even come close to being as rich as what I saw in real life.

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