enjoying the spring sun

The snow has melted, the earth is warmed by the sun.
You see in this picture how my meadow in the garden looks now. For many years, I embedded the bulbs of early flowering plants into the soil. They bloom every year without further intervention. I take pleasure in looking at their colours and shapes, and the bees are richly served with nectar. The crocuses have their turn now and enjoy the spring light. In a few days the daffodils will follow, after that squills and tulips.
Stunning... fav
posted March 10th, 2018  
Wonderful shot and great processing !
posted March 10th, 2018  
I like this!!
posted March 10th, 2018  
Sehr sehr schön ❤️
posted March 10th, 2018  
Exemplifies hope that spring is coming! (not yet here, though)
posted March 10th, 2018  
This is beautiful Jerome - fav, fav, fav!
posted March 10th, 2018  
Amazing
posted March 10th, 2018  
So lovely, beautiful harbingers of spring!
posted March 10th, 2018  
beautiful!
posted March 10th, 2018  
So beautiful!
posted March 10th, 2018  
Incredible! Seems in addition to photography you are a master gardener as well! FAV Can't wait to see the next wave of color!
posted March 10th, 2018  
Just like yesterday - absolutely stunning - would love to know more about lens/processing etc. FAV
posted March 10th, 2018  
This is beautiful Jerome. All your hard work planting the bulbs is so worth while Fav
posted March 10th, 2018  
Beautiful and magical looking.
posted March 10th, 2018  
Beautiful, they seem to radiate light
posted March 10th, 2018  
Love the depth in this shot...wonderful colors
posted March 10th, 2018  
Fabulous capture...fav
posted March 10th, 2018  
Glorious!!
posted March 10th, 2018  
So beautiful.
posted March 10th, 2018  
Wonderful :)
posted March 10th, 2018  
amazing ~ fav
posted March 10th, 2018  
Stunning - what a lovely sight to look upon in spring.
posted March 10th, 2018  
Stop it Jerome, I'm running out of superlatives. This is too beautiful for words. What a wonderful meadow.
posted March 11th, 2018  
Gorgeous color and textures.
posted March 11th, 2018  
Ditto Marnie
posted March 11th, 2018  
Gorgeous.
posted March 11th, 2018  
Loveliness
posted March 11th, 2018  
fantastic bed of color!
posted March 11th, 2018  
What a magical explosion of colour Jerome. How pleased you must be to see the crocuses you planted putting on such a display for you. And your expertise with the processing made the show extra spectacular.
posted March 11th, 2018  
Wow, they look like they are glowing
posted March 11th, 2018  
Wow, they look amazing en masse like this.
posted March 12th, 2018  
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Thank you all for your nice comments!
I am very happy that my little insight into my garden meadow attracted your attention.
However, it was not very hard work to make this meadow bloom. It has more to do with constancy, patience. For many years, I have buried a few of the spring flower bulbs in the meadow. I do this even today in the fall... This is a beautiful process: sowing... bedding in the ground... looking forward to what will bloom after the long, cold, dark days... discoving the first shoots in spring... experiencing how they develop and finally bloom in the spring sun - this process is wondrous... and it is life that you have sown yourself...
posted March 13th, 2018  
@jerome I am curious... are the crocus planted in your yard and you mow them down when the grass starts to grow, or do you have them in a mulched area?
posted March 13th, 2018  
@calm I distributed (very casually) the bulbs of the early bloomers in the meadow. I wait until they have flowered in turn.Then I mow the meadow. I did not make a special garden bed for it, there is no mulched area.
That's nothing for someone who wants a perfect lawn (like on a golf course). It will be May until the last spring flowers, the tulips, are withered in the meadow.
posted March 14th, 2018  
@jocasta The processing at this picture: It is a stitch from several single pictures. The "wide-angle arch" at the end of the flower meadow was pleasant to me - it enhances the effect of depth and width. I adjusted the colours a bit, even in the light and dark. The light shimmer effect in the flowers is achieved with a filter.
posted March 14th, 2018  
@jerome Thanks for the reply... we have six acres... I would love to have an area like this!
posted March 15th, 2018  
@calm Six acres - a huge piece of land! There you have a lot of space. You live near the Smoky Mountains... It must be a wonderful area when I look at your beautiful pictures. Certainly there is a place where you can sow early flowering plants. With the selection of flowers you can control the colors (to a certain extent). It can be a very atmospheric place. It's like a miracle if a whole area is covered by flowers within a few days. And this happens every year...
posted March 15th, 2018  
@jerome Your photo has really inspired me! I grew up at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains (Dolly Parton's hometown) but now live about a hundred miles away, but still close to the Appalachian Mountains. Our view is wonderful and changes every day. Hopefully next year you will see a photo of the beginning of my 'meadow'!
posted March 15th, 2018  
Those flowers are almost glowing!
posted March 19th, 2018  
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