#80 wow, some colour on the ground!

080/365 wow, some colour on the ground!, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Sunday challenge:

It’s a new season (Spring up north, Fall down south). Make a photograph that illustrates the change.

Got to be thankful for small mercies at this stage of the year. The greys and browns may seem dull but are still a big change from the even white ground of winter, and a promise of rebirth. Today I really appreciated the textures and colours of the boulder, which in summer will fade in the background unnoticed, with so many brighter colours everywhere.

What is amazing is how these leaves manage to remain green underneath the thick snow cover for so long. (For the gardeners amongst you – it’s bergenia crassifolia.) They are a bit like us sometimes dour northerners, for whom life is rather a serious business almost half of the year. But then spring comes, and brings out our frivolous, carefree selves. I often say that we Finns are a little scitsophrenic by nature – we have very different winter and summer personalities due to the extreme differences in weather conditions and the amount of daylight we have.


3 Responses to “#80 wow, some colour on the ground!”

  1. March 22, 2010 at 13:38

    You sound fascinating – two for the price of one! And the leaves look beautiful, preserved. A little confusing because it looks like Autumn.

  2. 2 sinikka
    March 22, 2010 at 23:58

    Interesting point, I never thought of autumn when looking at these leaves. Goes to show how your mindset may affect your perception and interpretation. Maybe you saw autumn colours as you are preparing for autumn in your part of the world?

  3. March 27, 2010 at 00:43

    I certainly know that feeling of craving colour. Our winter doesn’t last quite as long as yours. Hope the colours take their place quickly.

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