02.21.2019 S.A.D.

Yup, I have finally succumbed and am well over Winter.  Bring on Spring and soon. I did not venture out last weekend (I do have a weather related excuse for two of the days) but I am not sure if I will go out this weekend either.  Good time to send my camera in to Canon for the free CPS cleaning and update.  I’ll hold off until Saturday before making the decision.

Having said that, I need something to remind me of warmer times, so this is a cheerful little posy…Smaller Forget-me-not (Myosotis laxa)

I feel warmer, how about you?  🙂

 

 

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 02.21.2019 S.A.D.

  1. I’m glad you forgot it not, because it’s an excellent floral portrait.

    As for your question, last week we had an afternoon over 80°, even if things have cooled down since then.

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  2. Just Rod says:

    We cheated escaped to the happy side of the wall. The warm weather and warm hearts have pushed the winter to a memory.

    Your excellant photograph is a lovely sign of hope for the spring that will come.

    Thanks Steve

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  3. shoreacres says:

    What a smile for another foggy morning. I remember these well, because they reminded me of my little elephant piggy bank when I first saw them. I found this delightful comment about them from Thoreau:

    “The mouse-ear forget-me-not, Myosotis laxa, has now extended its racemes very much, and hangs over the edge of the brook. It is one of the most interesting minute flowers. It is the more beautiful for being small and unpretending; even flowers must be modest.”

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    • Thanks for the Thoreau reminder, Linda. I wish I could come up with similar to his observations. I hope my images come close.
      I think Forget-me-nots adorned many children’s items. They are just such pretty little flowers. Having said that, none of my toys etc. carried them. I only got to enjoy them as an adult and I try to visit the site where I found these every summer.

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  4. Todd Henson says:

    Never easy to send off the camera, but regardless of your decision this was a very pleasant photo to view this time of year. Has me thinking ahead to spring, as well, though our winter hasn’t been as strong as yours. Stay warm!

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    • I don’t get to use it much during the work week, so I am a bit hesitant to send it away but have done so a few times with always good results. It’s been a strange winter this season. Days below zero and days in the 60s. Not our average snowfall but plenty of freezing rain and drizzle along with just plain old rain too.

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  5. Lemony says:

    Such sweet flowers and a beautiful portrait of them here. I’m looking forward to spring, too. 🙂

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  6. It’s a very nice, cheerful portrait. Smaller Forget-Me-Not is for brief flashbacks, and Great Forget-Me-Not is for more elaborate memories?

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  7. melissabluefineart says:

    Thanks for the lift, Steve. I, too, am beyond done with winter. When I see the loveliness coming out of Texas, then look out the winter, I want to scream, “ENOUGH ALREADY!” Your sweet photo reminds me that our turn will come. Eventually.

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  8. Val says:

    I adore forget-me-nots. There’s a clump of them near our little pond that I love looking at and being near when they are in flower. And I had a pot of them near the dining room doors, to look at every day, for quite a long time, too. They adapted surprisingly well to pot-life. Great photo!

    We’re getting some spring-like days here but being the UK, there’s still time for nature to ruin it all with a freeze. We’ll know when spring has properly sprung when the frogs begin their chorusing.

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Yes, good idea, those forget-me-nots. Such sweet flowers, I have loved them since I was very young. If you send the camera, I hope they get it right back to you!

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    • So far the camera remains in my backpack. 🙂 They are usually very quick on the turn around.

      They are delightful little flowers. A similar flower, the bluet, is a prolific lawn flower and we get them aplenty in the backyard.

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