Simple Pleasures

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Spring brings certain simple pleasures along with the warming weather.  One of my favorites is the emergence of the pussy willows.  There is that brief period when they break open to expose the little fuzzy precursor to the actual leaf.  When harvested in this state and kept dry, they will last for months.  However, if you add water to the container they will continue their natural path to leafing out.

Canon 5DS, Canon EF 100mm f/1.8 Macro USM, ISO 50, 100mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec, processed in Silver Efex Pro 2.

More of my photography can be found at my Northern Visions blog.

Come with me ….

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

Come with me
down to the beach.
Look at the wind,
play with the sand.
Lie down in the sand
watch the dancing sand corns.
But, Dress you well,
to keep out the chill.

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

A bridge between the years

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

We’re standing right in front of a jump: 2018 will be 2019, soon.

Here in Germany, some people call the days between Christmas and New Years day the “days between the years” or short “between the years”.

Don’t get confused, the year starts on January 1st and ends at December 31st. But, many businesses (primarily smaller ones) close their doors these days for a short vacation to recuperate from the very stressful Advent time (the 4 weeks before Christmas). Also, big businesses encourage their employees to take these days off.

In this context, you can understand these days as being a bridge between the years.

Another custom here is, making resolutions for the new year: stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, more sports, living a more active life, finding a new job and so on. I guess, you got the idea. Also, you make a wish for your neighbors, friend and colleagues. These wishes usually include health and personal success (without going into detail).

So, I wish you a Happy New Year, and I thank you for your support!

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.