Sunday, March 11, 2012

Stop and See the Daffodils (Macro Monday)

In my city, there's not a whole lot of natural beauty that jumps out and grabs one's attention.
But every morning, I pass by a small business park and just beyond the buildings this spray of yellow catches my eye.
And every day it reminds me of the saying "stop and smell the roses",
meaning don't miss the beauty that is there.
So last Thursday, I grabbed my camera on my way out the door
determined to get up close and personal!
And I followed the path.
Which turned out to be a nicely landscaped trail head leading
to a walking/riding path along one of a few waterways here,
that I easily forget about in the rush of everyday!
The soil is dry and hard (and the sidewalk dirty) but in the morning sun it was quite a peaceful little place.
And as I stepped back, I looked out beyond the flowers to the trees and realized what I'd been missing as I passed by each day.  What a sight, on a busy street, next to a business park...on the banks of Dry Creek. Who'd a thought?

My personal challenge in the weeks to come...
take time to stop and see the Daffodils...up close!
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Lea said...

The photo with the shadows is absolutely stunning!
Happy Macro Monday!
Lea's Menagerie

Faith S. said...

...ahhh, beautiful, I was thinking I wanted to go up to Daffodil Hill (or perhaps Ironstone next weekend?) and here they are right in my own backyard!


Joanne Olivieri said...

I love daffodils. These shots are just so alive and beautiful.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...


Regards and best wishes

Kala said...

Beautiful photos - gorgeous color and light!

Happy MM

Carletta said...

Daffodils to me are the harbingers of spring!
Lovely shots! I love the shadows on the walkway.

Sheila said...

I love daffodils , they just seem to be smiling to me , so bright and cheerful and so many for you to admire , lucky you and I do love those trees :-)