But today I ran out for a bit just to capture one of the few spring days we get in South Dakota. I did not venture far, just walking around the blocks near my house. But the new, green leaves seemed nearly fluorescent after today's rain, and two flowering bushes I noticed had some wonderful colors.
I wanted to see how a photo turned out with everything intentionally out-of-focus, that light coming through the leaves was just beautiful. So here is my abstract 'spring tree'.
And then there is my second flowering bush shot.
Finally, here is a leaf shot put through the Photoshop 'Flip N Blend' process. Perhaps not a real winner, but I liked the colors and that there were still some leaves that could be identified.
Flip n Blend is extraordinary fun. It's a complete mystery what a mash-up will look like until it's tried. While today's attempt wasn't all that fabulous, I did have some luck last week. (And one photo is still in voting, so you will just have to wait for that wonder - but here are two from last week that I thought were quite lovely.)