You wouldn’t think dried grass and weeds would make a great photo.
But with my camera level with the ground and selective focus, even a boring patch of nothing can be something.
There is beauty everywhere – even below our feet.
I took my camera into the backyard this morning. As I stood there searching for photo possibilities, I listened to the birds singing and felt grateful for the final arrival of spring.
But there was another sound, too.
A faint crinkling came from the ground, leaving me to believe there could be snakes slithering near my feet. I stood still, ready to flee should I spot them. The more I listened, however, the more I realized it couldn’t possibly be snakes as the sound seemed to be coming from all around me.
It took me a moment to realize what the sound was: the grass pushing through the dried leaves covering the earth.
It was the sound of the grass growing.
I love bokeh.
Here, amber and gold glitter in the background of the frosted grass. From far, this part of my yard is a mess of weeds and unsuccessful vegetables. Up close, it is a landscape of endless photo possibilities.
With my camera in the general direction of the sun, I was able to capture these pretty little circles of light.