wavy green leaves of false hellebore.

First off, I hope everyone is doing well. It’s been almost a month since my last post and I’m glad to be back at it. Things are starting to open back up here in New Hampshire, and I’ve been allowing myself to venture out a bit more.

Still, I choose when and where I go very carefully. I prefer to avoid crowds under ideal circumstances, I was social distancing before it was cool. But now even more so, if I’m going to head out with my camera I put even more effort into avoiding people.

Close up of the wavy green leaves of false hellebore.

The beauty of some of what I prefer to photograph is that it’s easy to avoid crowds. Most of the time I don’t even need a trail to hike in order to find what I’m looking for. A bright splash of green along a road-side stream, with a spot big enough to pull my car into is often all I need.

One of my favorite subjects to photograph in the spring is the false hellebore(Veratrum viride). When these plants are fully mature they’re really not anything special, kind of ugly actually, but when they’re still relatively new their vibrant green and beautifully patterned leaves are well worth the muddy shoes, and knees, I get while trying to get just the right composition.

Close up of the wavy green leaves of false hellebore.
Close up of the wavy green leaves of false hellebore.

Until the next time, stay well, stay creative.

4 thoughts on “A Splash of Green.

  1. Hi Jeff, I am happy to see that you are out and about. While New Jersey has eased the restrictions based on the information I have read I won’t be changing anything until there is a vaccine and all of my family have been vaccinated.

    During the restrictions, I visited the woodlands and trails that most the long time residents of my area know about, but recent residents will avoid (no parking). I will continue to avoid state and local parks (which I did even before lockdown) because some people are idiots.

    We had a mostly dry week, and I had hoped to visit some of the trails, but we just had two nights of rain, and I am sure the trails are too soggy to be enjoyable. Ah, what the heck, maybe I’ll venture out anyway.

    Stay safe.

  2. Beautiful, Jeff, and not something I’ll see much of now that we’re living in Arizona. I always prefer to be wherever I am without lots of other people, so I get that. 🙂 Enjoy your new-found freedom and stay well.

    janet

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