Jade Vine on Flickr.
I think someone forgot to tend to this plant for a few years. I had to duck when walking around it as the leaves are below head height and the flower were hanging almost down to my waist. It has also pushed it’s way through some cracks in frames of the room and is extending into the adjacent rooms on either end of the wing. I love this place.
The Columbia Road Flower Market in East London is fantastic for multiple reasons. I shall list some of them.
- beautiful flowers
- lots of street photography opportunities
- diverse range of food vendors in case you get a bit peckish
- great street musicians
I highly recommend a run through if you’re ever in London and the weather is good.
Colourful Campus on Flickr.
There is this nice little group of flowers in the corner of a planting bed on campus. It’s a rather random location and grouping so I’m guessing that someone was planting bulbs around campus, set them down, and either forgot they were there or didn’t know what else to do with them. I pass by it every day and the colour is a nice addition to my mornings. I remember when I was a kid helping my mom plant the gardens I did something similar. I left a pile of bulbs I was going to finish spreading out in the rest of the garden on the side and forget about them. A few weeks later, this massive group of plants sprout out of the ground in one spot. Every year I’m reminded of that whenever they sprout out of the ground again.
Bell Tower on Flickr.
Our fearless leader of the Photo Club at WPI slept through Wednesdays meeting and only remembered this afternoon to send out an email saying that The Towers is looking for some spring photos. That last little ounce of motivation I needed. This little spot on campus has some rather lovely flowers. It was from this same spot, only looking in the other direction, that I won the Yearbook Photo Contest two years ago. Several more photos from today are queued up.
Spring Has Arrived on Flickr.
The High Line is one of my favorite places to take photos in New York City. Every time I go there it’s that little bit different. It being almost spring, everything is starting to bud as winter comes to an end. In a few weeks it should be really great when it all starts to blossom. I’ve also always loved crocuses. The neighborhood where I live in the suburbs has a few places of open area where the entire place is filled with the many colours of crocuses.
I specifically went up to the High Line this time trying to capture images of Spring on the High Line. I got up there at 30th Street at about 1:30 and didn’t get off at Gansevoort Street until about 4:30 so I got to notice quite a lot of detail. My only problem was that for some areas around the 10th Avenue theater, the sun was already low in the sky so the adjacent building shadows were over the park, making for not ideal photography conditions. I’ll be heading back in on Thursday, earlier in the day to shoot that area again. I’m expect the place to look very different now that the Spring Cutback has begun.