It is way too early for this gorgeous Magnolia to be in bloom - but it is. So I will enjoy every minute of it.
I had to find something to shoot on this rainy day. I had fun watching the roses leaf out.
I love swans and spend a significant amount of time with them at Spring Grove.
There is just no way that I should have this shot in February. I was at Spring Grove yesterday and found two of these beauties in full bloom - on February 20th. I hope they don't get frost bite.
The Lilac Bud
This is a bud from a lilac bush that has been in this yard for at least 65 years - or since my parents bought the house. I never remember a bud this early before. I hope it doesn't get frozen out. I don't know wether to celebrate the warmth or be afraid.
Let's get this party started by throwing some confetti in the air.
Snow Moon/Penunmbral Eclipse
I learned a lot last night. A full moon in February is called a Snow Moon. A pennumbral eclipse is when the earth casts a bit of a shadow on the moon making one side appear darker. I don't think this turned out too badly for standing in my front yard and not having a super long lens anymore. And I have no clue what category this falls in to.
Another shot of hungry birds in the cold.
The backyard feeders have been getting a workout in the cold.
It's cold and I'm spending way too much time inside with time on my hands.
I am a wife, mother, grandmother and photographer! I also run a non profit to benefit children. When I fell in love with photography a few years ago I fell in love with Cincinnati all over again. It is a gorgeous city to photograph.