'Flowers are the Earth's Way of Laughing', April 2013
Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth. Spring is also the ‘season of hope’, and the time when trees begin to 'green' and flowers remind me that Mother Nature is truly amazing and profoundly inspiring to me as a photographer. The flowers of spring also brings to mind one of my favorite quotes, ‘Flowers are the earth’s way of laughing’, a quote attributed to the America poet, essayist and lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). The images below (click to enlarge) are my tribute to spring, using mostly flowers from my backyard, and inspired by the sound of the earth laughing!