Snapshot Saturday: a sunny face in the crowd of snowdrops

In the woods beyond our house it’s impossible to walk without risking crushing snowdrops beneath our feet.  They’re everywhere.  They thrust through the ivy, the mosses and last autumn’s fallen leaves, promising longer days and new life.

But they don’t prevent quite everything from getting a look in.  Just occasionally, a few aconites muscle in, their sunny faces a contrast with that crowd of snowy-white blooms.

A response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd. I haven’t really stuck to the brief:

‘Create an image that represents being “a face in the crowd.” Explore silhouettes, shadows, orientation, and other ways to mask your subject. As you hide the defining characteristics of your model, notice which traits continue to stand out.’  I haven’t learnt not to be shy about including solitary strangers as I point my lens.

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Spring is springing

ns4I was out for a convalescent constitutional this afternoon: William had passed A Bug onto me last week, and I’ve been a little delicate.  I hadn’t taken my camera with me, only my phone, so these images aren’t the finest.  But I don’t care.  They’re evidence that spring is on the way.  I wish you could hear, as I could, the birds singing as they do only when they too know that short winter days have passed. Yes, spring is springing.