Seems this spring has turned out to be an "In like a lion...." one with the devestating tornados and unbelievable damage in the midwest last week, especially right hear in our own backyard of Henryville, and Marysville, Indiana. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by these horrific storms.
Up until last Friday, Mother Nature had been kind to us here with what seemed to be an almost non existent winter. I've found this to be good and bad at the same time. Good because unlike the kid I was growing up in Wisconsin, where winter seemed to begin in October (No kidding, I remember trick-or-treating and cheering at football games in snow) and spending every Saturday and Sunday from sunup to sundown ice skating or sledding was the norm, never giving the temperature much thought, I'm no longer that cold weather person. Wamer winters is an OK thing now. But as a photographer the snow and icicles can be a beautiful sight, a feast for the eyes and just plain makes for better images than drab, dormant grass and bare, skeletal trees.
But the benefit of a warmer, not so snowy and somewhat dull, drab looking winter is the early arrival of spring's little gems, popping up to bring color, life and a breath of fresh air back to the landscape of our lives. I'm so anxious to get back outside and take pictures of graduating seniors, beautiful brides, kids having a blast at Gongaware Golf Academy, and add to my Project 366 with those amazing summer sunsets.
I hope spring will be kinder from here-on-out, and go out peacefully like a lamb, leaving us with summer's warmth to take it's place.
Smiles and Happiness,