On my “days off” from power walking, I still like to get outdoors for what I call “photo walks”.

For these walks, it’s just an easy stroll with no planned route or distance. I look for things to photograph and just generally enjoy taking the time to examine things more closely.

A few days ago, on just such a walk, I noticed what I was sure were tiny buds on some of the bushes.

I attached my iPhone macro lens to get a closer look, and sure enough – there they were – the first signs of spring!

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is”

~ Jessica Harrelson