Monday, March 2, 2009

Fig Tree in Early Spring

From this just a few short weeks ago, to this:
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I finally caught a 10 minute break in the weather during yesterday's (or rather the entire flippin' weekend's) storm and was able to run outside to grab a few quick photos.
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The weekend's cold and miserable weather brought some much needed rain but I must admit that I'm setting my sights on the next weekend when the skies will clear and the temperatures will hit the upper seventies (25 celsius). Picnic season is right around the corner, I can feel it, and I can't wait. I'm itching to get back outside with my camera family again.
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27 comments:

Aileni said...

A fine picture - if grabbed.
Sounds as if you have had uncharacteristic weather. The plunging temperatures to the north perhaps.

Terri said...

Wow, those leaves came on fast! Lovely black and white, Robin. Picnic season won't be here for awhile, but we've had some teaser days of warm sunshine.

Hope your week is good!

vincibene said...

Wonderful composition and light!

Catherine said...

At least, you get new leaves on your trees, Robin.
Fantastic light to go with.

poppy fields said...

Oh figs, I love figs...I hope spring comes soon, we can feel it in the air too...just a tease of spring.

Dina ... UK said...

Hi Robin,
It is just amazing how things start to grow.
I am so looking forward to spring and summer...Arh...can't wait. LOL....
Warmth, Sun and heat.....

This Eclectic Life said...

Ran outside to "grab" that did you? I could work for weeks and not get a shot like that. Did you use "portrait" setting? You are inspiring me to play with settings on my camera...and making me jealous that I don't have a better "eye." I can't wait for you to have picnic weather either, because then you post recipes :-)

mononeil said...

Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth : I'm itching to get out with the camera again.

Mojo said...

Heh. Your camera is a member of your family. And if more families realized this the world would be a happier place.

Very nice mono/macro you have going here. I've just gotten a shiny new set of macro filters and currently trying to figure out what to do with them first.

michael bird said...

Love the cross out. Of course, cameras and family go together anyway. Much warmer weather for us as well in a few days. Hurray!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice to see leaves on some trees. ;-) Lovely photo, Robin.

Carver said...

Lovely shot of the fig tree. We have gone from spring buds, flowers and leaves to 3 inches of snow this morning. Fickle weather where I live.

Linnea W said...

Perfect mono shot. Those leaves are so graceful looking and it's as if they posed especially for your camera!

Daryl said...

Perfect and I am glad the weather gave you the chance to shoot it!

Leora said...

I understand the conflict with enjoying being with the family outside so you can get great pics!

Great fig leaves. Love how they are an undisturbed subject, without other distractions in the photo.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very nice, Robin. Happy MM. I too am hoping for better weather after today's storm - about 8 inches of snow out there!

Carolina said...

Those leaves look so soft. Great shot!

Jientje said...

It won't be picnic season around here just yet, but the days are already much much longer and the temperatures much milder! We had a beautiful and bright day today!!!
Spring is coming closer!!! It was 12°C at five o'clock this afternoon, a bit chilly and a cold wind, but that sunreally made our day!!
Great picture!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Lovely shot. I love this time of year when plants are shooting as it means spring is soon here and then my favourite season.. Summer. :-)

RivkA with a capital A said...

don't mind the rain. hate the cold. if we are going to have cold, we might as well have snow. if I ran the world, there would only be cold weather accompanied by snow... falling rain would be warm....

John said...

Wonderful shot!

josie2shoes said...

The two little trees in my yard that my daughter planted for me last summer have bravely put on leaves too, risking the yet chilly nights. I love seeing those tiny buds unfold and reach for the sky! Your photographic skills are wonderful, I enjoy your pictures so much!

Liz said...

A couple of people said our photos were similar: well, they're both of leaves!

Hope you get some good weather soon!

Barbara said...

Love the angle you used for this shot. Smiles B

Jennifer said...

Wonderful photo - so much hope in those tender leaves.

Dragonstar said...

That's a lovely, hopeful shot. I love the textures of the leaves. We had snow again today!

Nalini Prasanna said...

The leaves look so beautiful!!