Wildlife & Landscape Photography | Of Blooms and Birds

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”  

(Neltje Blanchan)

daffofil in morning light

Daffofil in the Morning | click to enlarge


I feel sorry for those poor souls who’s landscape is white-washed with fresh snow right now. For once, its not my neck of the woods. I feel like I might jinx myself by uttering such things out loud…or to the interweb spaces. My winter visitors from the arctic, the common redpolls, have been gone from my feeders for a couple weeks now. But in the last week, the Purple and American Goldfinches have arrived. Next I eagerly await the Indigo Bunting, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak and my little hummingbird friends.

Purple Finch in Central NY

Purple Finch | click to enlarge

My home and property is situated on a hemlock swamp and white pine, cherry and maple forest. Little trout lilies and trillium have snuck up from beneath all the forest foliage and ground cover. If you don’t look closely, you can almost miss their spring bloom and presence.

Trout Lily in Central NY

Trout Lily | click to enlarge


American Goldfinch in Central NY

American Goldfinch | click to enlarge


Trillium in Central NY

Trillium | click to enlarge



Hyacinth | click to enlarge

And just within the last day or two here in Parish, in my little swamp, the brand-new-to-the-world maple leaves have popped and have begun their intimate relationship with the sunlight. They will continue to chase the light now all the way until the cool, cold days of autumn.

Maple tree

Maple Tree | click to enlarge


My spring has been relatively quiet, but I am enjoying letting the naturalist in me reign. Summer is going to usher in a busy wedding season that will stretch to far reaches of New York state this year and I am so excited to be the one to photograph so many different people’s lives on their wedding day. I still have some dates available for those interested.

In the meantime, I hope you are lucky to be enjoying God’s green earth like I have been. Happy Thursday, world wide web’bers.






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