The thirty year old camellia tree in my neighbor’s front yard may be the only thing blooming this time of year. It’s quite a show stopper and is attracting a lot of birds – even in the rain!
I had to go over with my camera and see if I could get lucky – I did get a few shots of some birds but what I found myself enjoying even more was the damp fragrance of the flowers and the sound of wings (bees and hummers) buzzing in my ears.
Some days get filled up all those other things artists end up doing, but no matter how busy you are, there always seems to be something worth pointing your camera at. Photography – instant gratification!
I like how the light is soft and the colors are awakened by a wet, glassy coat from the sky and glow against a dark, damp backdrop. The sun can be blinding but these intimate moments of quiet observation can reveal a subtle beauty in this wet world.