For a number of years, I grabbed and posted photos of short-lived crocuses. They are the earliest flowers and the harbingers of spring for me. Due to weather and rabbits, I haven't done so well for the past couple of years, but I managed a few shots this time.
I don't have a macro lens, but do have a set of ring adapters to help me get closer. The result is a very tight focus with the rest of the frame becoming blurred quickly. This first photo is lightly processed: pretty close to what came out of the camera.
I upped the processing in the next two photos with various effects, including textures.
Then, I wandered across the street to the neighbour's garden. She has more crocuses with varied colours, but they were a little more spent than mine, and they were also in the unforgiving, bright sunlight, so I didn't bother. However, I did take this one of heather in bloom. We tried heather in our garden at one point, but it didn't do well for us. Looks great in hers though.
The daffodils will be next, perhaps as early as next week. We don't have many tulips, but perhaps I can piggyback on the neighbours again.