Friday, May 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
In the middle of these cornfields were three trees of different shapes and sizes, but all were surrounded by bushes. It could also look like a tree in a giant nest. In this image I'm featuring just one of the trees.
This day there were many lovely contrasts, especially in the sky, but even if you took each area of the landscape separately there are contrasts of color, season, texture, new growth, and old in the whole image.
Just picture yourself here looking at this tree, feeling the crunch of the leftover corn stalks, the sogginess of the wet ground underneath any grass.
Notice the yellow flowers, which are probably Yellow Mustard Weed, as they grow across the edge of the second cornfield.
See the roundness of the bushes or "nest" around the tree. Pay close attention to the new shoots of leaves on the old tree, leaves at the beginning of their lives.
Look further to the softness of the trees in the distance with their assortment of new leaves in different stages.
Finally notice the dramatic differences in the clouds in the sky, the types, colors, and shapes.
Even in such a small and simple landscape so many different things can be gathered. Let your mind wander, and let this be a feast for your eyes as well as a calming for your soul!