Thursday, 28 January 2010

Day 17: Signs of Spring?

I spotted these buds on the Sambuca tree when I was out putting out seed for the wild birds - seems rather early for buds but it has been rather milder recently. So I guess this completes my set of season related pictures! I can't imagine there will be snow or frost to photograph tomorrow and I kinda think that both winter and autumn featured in the previous picture - the dead leaves of autumn and the bare tree of winter. This is rather a dark photo but yet again we were having a dark day. I do like the way the blurry branches in the background make a pattern that reminds me of a stained glass window.


  1. I don't think it's dark/dreary at all, and see you can get awesome close-up shots without a macro lens!

  2. Leen is right -- The shot is dim, of course, but it's more like pre-sunrise dim rather than dreary. Very lovely picture, and the criss-crossing branches in the background DO remind me of stained glass. Very nice.