Spring is such a ridiculous time of year. One minute I'm having lunch with Steve, huddling together against the blustery wind while feeding the sparrows and the next it's gloriously sunny and the world seems to sing.
We've made quite good friends with the sparrows in our favourite lunch spot and today one of them actually sat on my hand while he ate. I'm wondering if it's the same little guy who the other day bypassed the morsel of custard square pastry I offered, instead flying in kamikaze-like, burying his beak with a THUNK! into the motherload in my other hand. Bit of a sweet-beak, that one.
By the time I got home, the showers had come and gone a couple of times, leaving a brilliant blue sky and cherry blossoms sprinkled with raindrops. While looking for quotes on spring, I found one by Terri Guillemets:
"The front door to springtime is a photographer’s best friend."
I have to agree - there's nothing like a pretty day to entice me away from the business side of my business and outdoors to do what I love. Now that spring has taken the stage, I'm doffing the shoes. Life's much better when you can feel soil and grass under your toes.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. --Nadine Stair
And always, always take a camera - you never know what you might find.