Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring (at the Army Ammunition Plant)

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Commentary, Creativity, Landscapes, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography
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Spring at Army Ammunition Plant - May 05, 2014 - 068

Spring is so many things to me. It is the time when the rain washes away the last of the winter as well as the time when our turn from the cramped winter daylight hours finally gains the momentum needed to enable the day’s daylight to extend meaningfully past normal work hours. In this latitude, when you look forward to daylight after work, you know that spring has arrived.

My most important signs of springtime are those of rebirth evident in the plant life.  There is the spectacular rebirth symbolized by the crocus and the daffodil but it is the budding tree that has always been the steadiest sign. Perhaps it is such a strong signal because trees are signs of endurance and reliability and their rebirth is a comfort.

This photo is a tree budding next to a pond on property that was formerly the Badger Army Ammunition Plant outside of Baraboo, Wisconsin. The property has been off-limits for years and has recently been opened for a very brief period before it will once again be closed. Much of the area unused and inaccessible for years. I spent a day at this pond, but the area is predominantly grassland and worth a visit before it closes to visitors again on May 28th.

Entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring.

 

 

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Comments
  1. This is so spare . . . Love it.

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  2. Nicely said! ” . . .as well as the time when our turn from the cramped winter daylight hours finally gains the momentum needed to enable the day’s daylight to extend meaningfully past normal work hours.” I like that too.

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