Our theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is: Fresh.
Our instructions: “For this week’s photo challenge, share with us a photo that expresses something fresh. This topic is particularly wide open to interpretation.”
My mind jumped immediately to Subway: Eat Fresh. Don’t worry. I didn’t take picture of a sandwich. 😉
My next thought for this theme was to drive out to one of the local vineyards and take some photos of the grapevines at bud break. Because what’s fresher than a hopeful little grape bud?
And then I remembered . . . it’s March.
March is my least favorite month of the year. March is seasonal purgatory — it’s not really winter, and it’s not really spring. It’s just cold, dreary, and brown (at least here in Virginia, anyway). There isn’t a bud breaking anywhere. Sigh.
C’mon, Mother Nature. Give me something. One tiny, fresh, harbinger of spring. I was just about to give up (and go take a picture of a sandwich) when I spotted it — a little March-defying fern, sunbathing in the woods. Spring is springing!
ISO 800 | 28mm | f/3.5 | 1/1250 sec
Now . . . go away, March! And don’t let the door hit you on the way out.