Today is officially the first day of spring, and though my calendar now indicates as much, the howling winds which blew me through every alley of the city disagree. I do live in the northeast after all, so I should at least be thankful that it is not snowing. 🙂 Today I have a photograph for you which I almost did not take. But alas, I braved the cold and managed to put my frostbitten fingers to good use in order to setup the tripod for one last shot – which as it turns out, is now my favorite of the set. This shot was taken near the Christian Science center in downtown Boston. In every season save winter, there is a beautiful fountain filled with water in the center of the courtyard, but today it is filled with snow. Luckily you can barely see it in the picture! Aside from that, I thought this perspective was cool, and I think the colors and tones came out pretty nice considering the time of year. I just wish the sky had more going on… maybe I’ll add some clouds 😉 Spring’s beauty lies in more than its instantaneous realization. In waiting, its colors grow more vivid, its smells more potent. If spring were to arrive in an instant, that instant would mar the sensations that we cherish so much. A beautiful bloom would become just a bunch of flowers, the sublime smell of pollen would become the cause of our allergies, and perhaps worst of all, we would not get to watch the snow melt into the sunset as we reveled in the landing of spring. I am a patient man, and though today may be the first day of spring, and tomorrow the next, I will wait many more until she softly touches down into my arms once again.
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