Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Teaser

By Joann M. Ringelstetter

It’s been a long, brutally cold winter here in Wisconsin and in many other parts of the country. Ruth and I are usually winter enthusiasts but, we have to admit, we had lost our enthusiasm for this particular winter by the end of January. Even though there was good snow cover much of the winter, it was just too cold to be out there photographing.

But hope springs eternal and, yesterday, Mother Nature presented us with a gift of 57-degree weather. It was only a one-day tease, mind you, but much appreciated just the same.

As this long winter draws to a close, the wait is almost over for the return of spring flowers. One of the most enjoyable flower-viewing experiences here in Madison is a visit to the Capitol Square when the tulips are in bloom.

Each time I’ve gone to photograph the tulips at the Capitol, the colors are different than the previous time. However, one display that seems to remain the same is the star formed by yellow and red tulips.

I feel privileged to live and work in the Madison area because there is so much to see and do…and photograph!

Happy Shunpiking and Happy (almost) Spring!

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