Fall is my favorite season, but the middle of April is my favorite time of the year.
That’s when the foliage begins to return, when the grey landscape of winter takes on a fringe of green.
I see it everywhere – on my morning walks, when I’m driving around and see a hill in the distance that has begun to show hints of the green to come.
It’s the fringe, and its suggestion of renewal (another winter survived!) that appeals to me.
But, boy, is that fringe hard to capture in a photo.
Here are a few attempts.
Not my best work ever, but, well… you get the idea.
In another week or two, the foliage will be filled in, summer will near, and the scene won’t change much util October.
These photos were shot with an iPhone 13 Pro and edited in Adobe Lightroom and Luminar Neo.
And if you have any doubt as to the fleeting quality of the weeks just past, well, this is what my neighborhood looks like now (May 2, 2022):