Spring: Extremely Close

Oklahoma doesn’t exactly burst into color in the Spring; one has to look for it.  Tiny flowers suddenly appear out in the pasture, peeking up from between the long stalks of dead brown grass and out of spots of dry, cracked mud.  The blossoms of wild plum and redbuds appear as white and pink haze amongst gray tree trunks in the woods.  First the pears blossom, then cherry, then apple.  Daffodils and grape hyacinth crowd around cement paths and mark the spot where an old farm house once stood.  I welcome each and every one of those tiny spots of color, those wee messengers of the green and warmth and sunshine that are on the way.  All of these photos were taken with my iPhone using the 10x macro lens from Olloclip.  (For the full review of Olloclip and other fun smartphone photog accessories and apps, click here.)

Grape Hyacinth An Unrefined Vegan

Redbud An Unrefined Vegan

Pear An Unrefined Vegan

Violet An Unrefined Vegan

Pear An Unrefined Vegan

Spider on Daffodil An Unrefined Vegan

Strawberry An Unrefined Vegan

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Wildflowers An Unrefined Vegan

 

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14 thoughts on “Spring: Extremely Close

  1. The Vegan 8

    Such beautiful flowers!! The one with the bug scared me, haha. I’m a wimp around bugs. That’s a really cool clip to add to your phone…. Amazing how far technology has come huh ?! I remember my old cell phone back in the day…. Was almost the size of half my arm! Love the pics!

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      It is pretty up close and personal to that spider – but he/she was so busy that I went unnoticed and unbothered.

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      It makes me very happy to see these little dinosaurs – err – flowers in early spring.

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Makes me feel like a real, fancy photographer! Plus flowers are just so darn photogenic!

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  2. Angela @ Canned Time

    I’ve been looking at Cherry Trees my whole life each spring but never so soft and beautiful as these. The trees have just begun to blossom here (Snowed for the Cherry blossom parade this year)
    I’m still using my phone for pics as well…they’re so darn convenient! You’re a great addition to the Oklahoma landscape Girlfriend 🙂

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