what a difference a week makes
spring ephemerals, those timid woodland flowers of early spring, have a very short window in which to do their thing. they must reach maturity and go into full bloom before the trees start leafing out and hide them into shadowy obscurity for another year. i spent the better part of the last two weeks trying to capture some of those delicate beauties. the difficulty is, the second you pick one, it begins to droop. i did my best, with what i had. now this week, i have turned my attention to the leafing of the trees. in just one week, my woods have gone from full dappled sunshine to nearly full shade. all in a week. now the soft colors of spring are overhead, rather than of underfoot. look up! do it soon, it will only last a week.
new leaves of spring