art, landscape, macro, nature, photography, plants, seasons, world

Monochrome Madness 4-15

This time, we have another themed MMC: “season”

Usually, when thinking of “season”, I think of the seasons of the year first. Depending of the region, you’re living in, they are slightly different. While having no seasons in equatorial areas, the seasons of the northern and the southern hemisphere are opposite to each other. So, Leanne asked for an image not showing winter or summer.

Here in Germany, we have a so-called 5th season in some regions: For Carnival (or Mardi Grass in French) colourful processions are organised to celebrate the start of the Lenten season during the last 40 days until Easter. But, showing monochrome images of colorful processions is not a good idea in my opinion.

Thus, I’ve chosen an image of a wheat field, nearly ripe for harvesting. Harvest season has started.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

flowers, nature, photography, seasons

finally spring arrived

610_3904-sfc_wAs I wrote before: the sun changes everything!

In this context, the sun brought spring. Trees and bushes are getting their leaves and blossoms. Time for Hanami. Many flowers are blooming as well as the trees. Only two weeks left until may-day.

The 1st of May has a very distinct meaning here for centuries. I’ll tell you more of this, soon.

We have had a fantastic week. Many sunny hours during the day, although the nights were still cold with temperatures slightly above the freezing point. Today, the sky is gray again and covered with thick clouds. Thus, I’m not outside as I have had planned. Instead, I’m sitting here at my computer and writing this post for you.

The weather forecast proposed a cloud-free sky. But they were wrong, at least here, where I live.

Take care!

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art, flowers, landscape, people, photography, seasons, world

The daily post – spring

600_8753-e_wSpring is a wonderful season – especially for a photographer. All the flowers pop out of the ground, trees are blooming, the air is getting warmer, everything is colorful. In my last posts, I already showed many flowers. So I want to show something different today as my contribution to this weeks photo challenge at The Daily Post.600_8778-e_w

I took these photos about two weeks ago. The ground is green and many small flowers are blooming. The trees already have leaves, but the aren’t too thick to hinder the sunlight to reach the ground. A few week later, the area will look very different.

Take care!