Yesterday was the first day of Spring. We are pretty excited about that. This year, February in Central Illinois was rather drab and depressing. Day after day of overcast skies, rain, and sleet quickly becomes mundane. I think we had maybe three days of sun during the whole month. And when we did have those few days of sun, they were days of sun but cloudless skies. Landscape photographers hate cloudless days. More about that in a future blog post.
The photo above is a perfect example of the weather in February in Central Illinois. The photo below, taken at Miller Park In Bloomington, Illinois, is another example of the weather.
April and I were delighted when March finally arrived. Yet, we knew that March weather in Central Illinois can be rather tricky. Rarely does the old saying “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” happen. In fact, it is usually just the opposite. This year, the first couple of days of March came in with fifty degree weather and plenty of sunshine. Two weeks later; cold and snow.
Now it is spring. The plants that had emerged from the ground survived the arctic blast. The next few days rain but temperatures in the fifties. A month from now, flowers will be blooming, winter clothes will be replaced with spring and summer attire. Yes, hope truly does spring eternal. Soon April and I will be traveling the back roads of Illinois, visiting small towns, searching for that photo that has never been captured. All will be well.
We have received a couple of emails asking us about past blogs that have disappeared. Yes, we did some severe editing of our past blogs. I probably deleted at least a hundred of them. I felt they just wasted space and to be honest, I actually was embarrassed by some of them.
Our new website keeps getting closer to being completed. It should be finished with a few more updates by this coming Monday. You can check the website out by clicking on the Galleries Link at the top of the page.
I got to end this here. It is Spring and our day is rather busy.
Before I leave, two more pics from February in Central IL.
All photos in the blog post taken with the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z 35 mm 1.8 lens.
Hmmm, this might be another blog post that I will probably delete in the near future. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoyed. – CLG