Photography by Royce Howland

Close Encounter of the Floral Kind

One of the earliest blooms in my part of the country is the Pasqueflower (or Prairie Crocus). When I see these, my first thought is that spring has truly arrived. My second thought is often that I should grab my camera, get up close to one of these lovely meadow flowers, and try to create an interesting composition using the delicate shape, structure and color. Copyright © Royce Howland. All rights reserved.

Come On, Spring!

Normally I enjoy winter, but the winter of 2010-11 was long and I was ready for it to be over. A lovely bunch of tulips provided a little splash of spring color to help chip away at the last, chill clutches of winter. Copyright © Royce Howland. All rights reserved.