Another dull day yesterday, but our neighbour has some spring flowers in bloom, so I ventured across the street with my macro lens to see what I could see.
But first, I photographed the potted tulips in the dining room, which are just beginning to open. I did this sans tripod.
Only then did I head across the street. I was hoping to photograph some crocuses, but those few blooms were closed pretty tightly. Then I spied some scillia in amongst the heather, so I decided to give it a shot . . . so to speak.
Spring flowers are so low, that I couldn't get low enough to suit with the tripod, but I wasn't about to try to lay my old body down on the cold ground — maybe on another day, but not yesterday. It was quite windy, and even those low plants were blowing about, but I set a fairly high shutter speed and clicked away regardless.
Upon returning home, I took a few more exposures but using the tripod this time. I may actually like the handheld photo better, but it's all fun.
Meanwhile, our water levels remain high, and some evacuations have been necessary. With various municipalities and organizations involved, sandbagging and other efforts have been very hit and miss. What I mean is that there is no one umbrella organization to oversee relief efforts.