Most photographers in northern climates spend part of their winters in darkrooms (or light rooms if they are working with digital photography) working on prints, books and exhibitions. But we look forward to moving outside as soon as the temperature rises and the snowbanks disappear.
We still have snow in fields, in our yards and on the edge of some roads – but it's melting and the sound of water running down the street was all that I needed to justify exposing a few frames of black and white film this afternoon.
My friends in other parts of the country are enjoying spring flowers, but spring on the prairies is very special. We've missed the warm sun for so long that we feel we deserve the heat and the light. Later in the year we'll take them for granted, but not today.
Prairie photographers will soon start to carry their cameras as they walk in the countryside or in the cities. They may not use them much, but one never knows what's around the corner.
The temperature today: six degrees of inspiration (that's Celsius, of course).
Enough indoor blogging for the day. I think I'll check to see if the tulips are up.
Enjoy the sunshine.