Although the calendar officially marks today as the start of spring, the season made an early arrival in Eastern Iowa last week. We have since been treated to seventy degree temperatures, a few passing thunder boomers, and loads of sweet sunshine. It always amazes me how quickly the scenery changes with this season. In wake of the drab browns and grays that occupy an overcast winter, the landscape explodes in splashes of vibrant green beneath a deep blue sky. Once conditions are right, the transformation occurs in days, if not hours.
I had the opportunity to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather this past Saturday, and ventured over for a walk along the river at Cedar Valley, one of our local county parks. It seems I was right on the cusp of transition, as in the three days that have passed there has already been significant change in the color scheme. I’ll have to try and get back there again later this week for some comparison shots.(Click on photos to enlarge.)
And on this beautiful day, the short walking trail at Cedar Valley just wasn’t enough, so I continued with a stroll on my family’s farm.
As always, you can view these and more of my images on my Josh Meier Photography facebook page, linked at the top. I currently have an album up (March 2012) which I will be adding to in the weeks ahead… and plan to have another prize drawing soon. Have a look, and feedback is very much appreciated!