The windows are open, allowing entry of the lavender's perfume from the south garden bed.
If you can get past the shoe-sucking mud season, it's actually possible to enjoy the change of wind that brings Ohio springtime.
And as our only blossoming tree, the weeping cherry is now in full swing. The thing is just gorgeous this time of year.
But it pales in beauty next to Miss Holly, amiright?
Holly isn't dazzled by the beauty of the blossoms, however. That attentive gaze is bee-lined onto a... well, that's a honey bee up there. So glad to see these critters are out and about doing their pollination work.
I captured a few adorable shots of Holly surrounded by these white blossoms and I think this one may be my favorite.
Being in a somewhat artsy mood, I ran this photo through Adobe Lightroom for some editing. A filter or two, along with a vignette gives this image a heavier, warmer feel.
Some folk prefer their images SOOC (straight out of the camera), while another may enjoy the mood coming from an altered photo.
What do you think? What is your preference ... Image #1 above or #2 below?