Dark Clouds Gather

Ridge line — Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

On any given year, we normally travel to West Virginia for camping of some sort in the mountains around the Seneca Rocks region. When we do so, we often explore the area by foot or car, and take photos of whatever catches our fancy — in this case, the local landscape along with some over-the-top dramatic clouds that were scudding by.

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Dark Clouds Gather
Ridge line — Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
June 2014
Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 lens
Leica M240 camera

Snowdrops Are Blooming

Snowdrops (Galanthus) — Germantown, Maryland

Spring is definitely upon us… we’ve gone from days where the high is 30°F, to days where the high is over 70°F in less than a week. The buds are emerging on the nearby maple trees, green shoots are already well established for the daffodils, and the snowdrops — some of our earliest bloomers — are in full cry.

This is my favorite season of the year, the time when new plant growth has a fresh and wonderful yellow-green pop to it, and we’re surrounded by colors that appear super-saturated.

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Snowdrops (Galanthus)
Black Rock Mill
Darnestown, Maryland
March 2021
Voigtländer 50/2.0 APO lens
Sony a7 III digital camera