Springtime in Old Lake Highlands
A short walk from my house last weekend resulted in a wealth of evidence that spring is in full bloom here in North Texas.
In fact, I didn’t have to leave the front yard to find my first photographic subjects: some blooming 4-nerve daisies and – most ostentatiously – our little Mexican plum tree, which is putting out a cloud of white blossoms whose fragrance perfumes the air for a radius of 50 feet (or more, depending on the wind).
Per habit, I tramped in the direction of the swatch of native prairie a few blocks away (paralleling Van Dyke Rd.), making a quick stop to photograph an emergent stand of grape hyacinth before taking off on a path leading deep into woods.
The weatherman says it’ll be much colder this weekend, making another photo trek problematic. There’ll be plenty of macro photo ops in the backyard, if I become desperate.