Spring back (7)

Back in the spring of 2001, my job took me to Europe for a few weeks.  My elder daughter Squiddy was studying at Wellesley College, near Boston, and I arranged to spend a day with her along the way.  She showed me her favorite haunts around the campus, one of which was the glass-house horticultural area.  One particular clover leaf captured my interest completely, and I resolved to see if I could capture its intricate beauty and simplicity with my first digital camera, which was about nine months old at the time.

Wellesley Clover 01This image has remained a personal favorite through the years, and it still can transport me back to that wonderful, warm weekend.  By the way, part of my inspiration for this particular post comes from my photo-friend Cindy, who just yesterday published a wonderful post entitled “Promoting a Sense of Peace.”  Here is a link to her post.

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20 Responses to Spring back (7)

  1. Adrian Lewis says:

    Absolutely beautiful image, Gary, with the backdrop performing the perfect supporting role! Adrian

  2. krikitarts says:

    Exactly what I thought at the time. I was so excited that I’m surprised I was able to hold so still (and without a tripod, too). Thanks, Adrian!

  3. Wow, awesome shot! Great composition, so crisp. Love it.

  4. Absolutely splendid shot, Gary! I love it!

    • krikitarts says:

      I knew this would strike a chord in you, Melanie, especially considering your particular sharing of my fascination with water all in its various physical states. Thanks so much!

  5. victoriaaphotography says:

    Wow, fantastic shot, Gary. It’s amazing to be able to reveal a whole little world in a rain, or dew, droplet.

    • krikitarts says:

      Yes, there are worlds within worlds, as deep as we care–or are able–to go. And the more we can share, the more insight we gain. Thanks again, Victoria!

  6. The first word that came to my mind when I saw this photo was “delightful”, and a smile quickly spread across my face. I found myself staring at it over and over again!! I love how photography can transport us back to relive our favourite memories, and I’m glad that I could help inspire you to remember this special day :). Thanks for mentioning me Gary!!

    • krikitarts says:

      A smile is one of the highest compliments, Cindy, and I’m delighted that I was able to help you to a new one. You’ve given me so many… And I completely share your delight in the ability to relive wonderful memories. I love to revisit my earlier negatives, prints, and slides and bask in their shortcuts to special moments that need to be recalled and refreshed.

  7. Meanderer says:

    How very sweet and lovely. Perfectly balanced!

  8. krikitarts says:

    It was one of those special times when everything just seemed to come together and work just right!

  9. seekraz says:

    Gorgeous image, Gary…very easy to see why it would remain a personal favorite through the years…very crisp detail…and, to me anyway, there is something wonderful about capturing water droplets on leaves….

  10. MikeP says:

    Beautiful in every way!!!!

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