Photo & Design by Donaville Herrick
Are you participating in our Spring Pickin’s project? Feel free to join in at any time this spring and leave a comment with a link to your Spring Pickin’s posts!
The first of my spring pickin’s from March through April were solely from around the house. We’ve had a bit of rain in the past couple of months which had its ups (we needed it badly and it brought forth loads of green around the house) and its downs (a lot of people in Southern California suddenly forget how to drive when water falls from the sky).
And a few things that I preferred not to physically pick up or touch. I know snails are harmless, but they still give me the heebie jeebies. Can you spot the snails in the photos below? One of them does a good job of camouflaging itself like the roots of the plant it’s next to.
I’m hoping that our front yard grows more moss. It gives the yard a lot of charm and I think a garden gnome would love to make its home amongst the moss.
I snapped a few photos of the flowers in bloom, too, and would have picked a few for a bouquet if only my thumb wasn’t so black. The purple ones are a favorite of my little dearests and if they could, they would yank all of them out.
I photographed spring blooms in our fruit trees from the backyard, too. We seldom have the opportunity to pick apricots from the apricot tree because squirrels and birds usually get to them before they ripen.
Last but not least, is my favorite tree in the backyard because it so closely resembles a weeping willow (one of my favorite trees). The tree provides a great backdrop for photos that I’ve used in a few photo shoots for the seasonal guides on Discover Paper. It’s a spot where my little dearests and I like to hang out and enjoy the bountiful shade it offers. It also makes for a great hiding spot during a game of hide-and-seek.
I love the way the morning light filters through the branches and leaves. No digital filters or color correction were applied to the photos below.
If you’re capturing photos of spring in your neck of the woods, let us know so we can include you in the list below!