reflected light on leaves

One of the things about spring is the green. (Well, obviously.) But really—it’s such green green. It’s green that just shoots up and shouts “HERE I AM!” with the exuberance of a three-year old, or possibly a puppy.

This is a lily thing in our garden (one of these days I must actually identify it) and it’s particularly enthusiastic. It got an early start this year and then we had frost (well, ice) and I wasn’t sure what that would do to it. But nothing seems to have fazed it.

I was walking by when I noticed light on the shoots—not direct light, but sunlight reflected from a window. It produced an interesting, slightly unearthly effect that brought out the extraordinary colour really effectively. This image shows pretty accurately what it looked like.


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