The leaves of many trees in the spring have a del­i­cate look, lighter in hue and a more vibrant green than the sum­mer canopy. They were espe­cial­ly so on this rainy day, pro­vid­ing a love­ly back­ground to the blos­soms of the white dog­woods grow­ing here.

I wish I could say that this was along a trail I was hik­ing, about five miles in, and along a pret­ty creek. But the truth is that I took this pho­to from the park­ing lot of a rest area along an inter­state high­way. I had just backed out of my park­ing space when I noticed this scene at the edge of the pave­ment. I pulled back into the park­ing space, got my cam­era out of the back­pack I keep it in, and watched for traf­fic as I took the photo.

Sometimes the beau­ty of nature is in sur­pris­ing places if we’re open to see­ing it.

"Spring Green" photo by Wes Moody
“Spring Green” pho­to by Wes Moody. (Click to enlarge)

  • Wes Moody

    Wes is a retired engi­neer. He and his wife live in rur­al Clark County with their dog and cat. He is a nature and land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy enthu­si­ast, and also enjoys hik­ing and play­ing djembe.