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A Simple Shutterbug
Location
Montgomery County, Maryland,
Birthday
November 29
Bio
I'm a photographer not a writer. Became a photographer when I realized I was better behind the camera than in front of it. This is an experiment to see if the beauty of my words will ever live up to the beauty of my photographs. so far the photographs are winning, but I haven't given up yet.

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JANUARY 8, 2012 8:29AM

In the Bleak Midwinter....Not!

Rate: 9 Flag

Gotta love winters in the Mid-Atlantic or at least in my part of Maryland.  We are either buried under 2ft of snow or as was the case yesterday, its 65 degrees and sunny. Not wanting to waste this opportunity, I grabbed my walking shoes and my camera bag and headed to the park. 

At first glance, the wooded trail looked like an old, sepia toned photograph with the dried remains of the fall still lingering.

                  milkweed

                   jan12a 

                   jan12b 

But there was still some green amidst all of the browns.

    greenleaf 

As I wandered by one of the ponds, I was stunned to see two turtles trying to get a head start on spring.

    turtlesinjan12 

It also appeared that some of the bulbs were a bit confused as well.

    snowdrops 

These snowdrops are about a month early, but these daffodils are way ahead of schedule.

 daffodilljan12h 

Hope you enjoyed this little taste of spring, cause I have a feeling we're going to pay for it in the upcoming weeks. They say its not nice to fool Mother Nature, but she sure likes to fool with us. Happy Spri...uh... New Year, Everybody!

 

  words and photos © Simple Shutterbug 2012

 

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All of these make me smile, but that one of the curly grasses is high art! Wow!
Wow... ahead of schedule! Next thing you know you'll have palm trees
Diana: Glad you liked it and thank you for the FB shout out. :)

Tr ig: You know, I'm beginning to think anything is possible.
It's weird weather here, but your pictures are beautiful. ~r
My fingers are crossed that we stay confused all winter. It's our turn, methinks.
Such gorgeous photos!!!! And I agree, here in the midwest we are enjoying the same crazy yet wonderful weather!!
I love them all..
The turtles brought a smile...
'Cause I am a turtle fan...
Joan: It may be weird, but I'm lovin' it.

Phyllis: One can only hope, it wouldn't bother me if we stayed like this all winter.

Michelle: Hope it lasts for you to! Thanks for stopping by.

Mission: Thanks! I like turtles to, but its very strange to see them out this time of year.
Every time I open one of your posts I just know I'm in for a real treat and this was no exception!

So hard to pick a favourite but I'm intrigued by the images of the grasses!
Daffodils - in January? I hope it's a good sign. Your photos are beautiful, shutterbug.
Rated♥
Kate: I started out just wanting to photograph the browns and grays, but then I was surprised by all the signs of spring.

FusunA: I sure hope so, of course we had a little snow yesterday. Thanks for the comments!