Harbinger of Spring – The Daffodil

I personally like to call them Daffy Dun Dillies, but no matter what you call them, daffodils are a true sign of warmer days ahead and the renewal that spring brings.

I work from home and sit in a room facing the street.  At the end of the driveway, there is this little patch of daffodils, and with the sun out yesterday, I felt compelled to get out there and photograph them.  Even today, with cloudy skies, they add a nice pop of color to my view.

Since they are so low to the ground, I basically squatted and aimed my Canon S100 up at them to see what the camera caught.  Here is a series of images I made, or the camera made while I did my best guess aiming and re-positioning.

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My favorite image is the second from the bottom where it appears like the tree has a face and is looking down proudly on the daffodils.  I know, I’m reaching, but don’t you see the eye to the right, the lashes of the eye on the left, the nose and a little mouth?  I do.

Five years ago, I made an image of white daffodils in my front yard in Seattle with the back light shining through.  I then added contrast to the image to darken the background so the daffodils popped.  I called that one “Daffy Dun Dillies” and sell it as a card.  To me, it looks like they’re floating in space.

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What harbingers of spring have you seen? And thank goodness, winter is nearly over!

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