Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.Virgil
The above quote from Virgil, who lived in the first century BCE, is a reminder that spring has inspired writers throughout the centuries. I wonder if it’s the most written-about season of all?
Certainly there is no shortage of lovely quotations available through a quick internet search. And no shortage of spring photos either! I’ve posted a lot myself recently (haven’t we all, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere at least?!) But I couldn’t resist sharing some more, albeit with a twist. So for Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesdays challenge I’ve had some fun editing some of my photos of spring blossoms, using the Vintage filters in Color Efex Pro. I then overlaid the images with a few favourite quotations I already knew (the Housman, Shelley, Manley Hopkins and Sitting Bull); and I added others from my search that especially appealed to me.
All of the blossoms were photographed in my home suburb of Ealing in recent springs, and the quotations added with Canva. I hope you enjoy!
All photos taken in Ealing between 2018 and 2021