Monday, May 12, 2008

In my backyard

A number of ongoing projects have curtailed my ability to get out and about with a camera this spring, so I’ve taken advantage of infrequent available moments to step out into my backyard for some photos as spring has sprung forth.

I must say that I’ve never really forced myself to look at my very familiar, small suburban backyard as anything terribly wondrous. Some people seem to have a spectacular back yard at their photographic disposal. I am not one of those people.

It’s been a good exercise to force myself to see the familiar in new ways. More of my backyard to come.

Photo: Purple leaf sand cherry. Click on picture to enlarge (makes an excellent desktop wallpaper – see the license and instruction on the righthand saidebar). Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

What a lovely back yard, and a lovely photo with the black background.

anne artist said...

goergia o'keefe spoke about looking at life close-up. her paintings of flowers are about that pause, that moment of seeing the familiar in newness.