Spring took a long time to arrive this year. Many snow storms later we finally found the bare ground. But that brings the bla's to photograpghy. You know the time, no more white stuff, all the dead fall, brown gray colours appear and everything looks dreary. This is my biggest challenge of the year. Finding the beauty in my own backyard. (when I'm craving exotic lands and wildlife to capture with camera and lens. I take it as a challenge and try to get my creative eye working. I believe taht if I can make this time of year look good , well then the rest of the seasons are a piece of cake. If you know wheat I mean!! Here are a few images I have created in the last couple weeks since the snow started melting.