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Who Needs a Total Lunar Eclipse When You Have Daffodils?

It turns out I do. Maybe what I really need is a little expectation management, a skill which continues to elude me.

So, maybe the day did not offer the perfect lunar photographic opportunity I had hoped for, but it did present a beautiful alternative in its overcast hand.

Around here, yellow is the first truly vibrant color we see as the snows melt. A common wildflower, Coltsfoot, small and unobtrusive, suddenly pops up holding out hope in its tiny bloom.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

However, it is always overshadowed by the ornamental Daffodil of seemingly endless variety. Intentionally over-planted, they carry us through the first month of spring, giving us a reminder that the rest of the yard, let alone the forest, is about to burst.

As am I.  Could the clouds be clearing? Maybe, maybe not.  But so far it’s been a nice day behind the camera.

Narcissus.
Narcissus.

The Beauty of Pure Tea

Part of the enjoyment of loose tea is the brewing process itself. Yes, it may take some extra time and intention, but the result is usually a superior cup of tea.  For me, when I can actually see the individual ingredients, I have the satisfaction of knowing what I’m brewing, and that makes it taste even better! Recently, Verglas Media had the opportunity to shoot some product photos for Organic Traveler’s Tea, and the goal was to get up-close and personal.  It was vital to see the ingredients and let their purity shine through – in other words, a great opportunity to go macro!

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pure loose tea - organic traveler's tea at the farmer's market