Coming out early

February in Northern California is a mixed bag. There can be days in a row of heavy rain, maybe a few frosty nights, and then there might be stretches of halcyon weather. It must be confusing for the budding plants–it most certainly confuses me. If the rainy spells fall on weekends, pruning gets postponed. This unpruned hydrangea is ready for Spring, so I gave the one bud its green back.

Hydrangea bud in February

Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm at 135mm. ISO 400, 1/8 sec at f/5.0. Black and white conversion: Nik Silver Efex. Photoshop for the splash of green, crop, resizing and sharpening.

Canon T2i thinking of Spring.

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