May 6, 2010

Mother Nature is a Definite Tease...

"If spring came but once a century 
instead of once a year, 
or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake 
and not in silence, 
what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change!"  

 ~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I'm a day late (which is nothing new to those who know me well), but for the second week in a row I'm doing the "You Capture" challenge hosted at I Should be Folding Laundry.  This week's topic?  Spring, the redux.

For the last six months I have been scrimping and saving, eating endless leftovers in order to hoard lunch money, and slaving away doing side jobs to earn enough to buy my very first DSLR camera.  I finally bought it a little over a week ago, but ever since then the weather has been nothing but miserable, thwarting all my grand plans of using the new toy.  Today was another typical spring day here in the Arctic Utah, meaning that there was an expected high of 50, and snow in the forecast.  What else would it do in MAY?

I have finally come to the conclusion that I will NEVER get to use the camera if I wait for perfect weather, so tonight after work, I braved the cold and took some "spring" pictures. I hate the weather but love, love, LOVE my new camera!  And I have to say, I think the snow really adds a nice element.  Enjoy the pictures while I go warm my frozen hands by the fire... ;-)

Regardless of the cold, I was struck again at what a beautiful creation God has given us! 


Lo said...

Lovely. You and Bx and Al should take a field trip. I'm thinking we're due for a photo shoot at the bird sanctuary that's somewhere near you,

Nicole Norris said...

Ok you are amazing! When we take the class you will be teacher's pet and I will be the special student who is advised to reconsider her major.

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Bec said...

So many pretty flowers!

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

Despite the cold weather, you managed to get some nice shots. I find that it doesn't always matter what is happening outside in the world at the time, it's whether you are up to going out and braving the elements.
I am happy that you got yourself a nice camera. They sure are fun.

kris... said...

What a beautiful place, Tracy!!! And beautiful shots, too. Love it!