We first looked at Fetterbush about a month ago with photos taken on April 20.
Here's shot from May 15...
...and one a week later.
I have had the intent all along to capture each species through all the seasons. Of course, having intent ain't exactly the same thing as getting it done. :-) But, by simply delving in, I am gaining experience.
For example, I used to think along the lines of a shot for each season. Well, that doesn't really cover the leafing out nor does it get through the flowering. I feel it comes down to the intimate knowledge of each individual species and when it does most of its dances. Some flower before leafing, others after. Some buds pop early while others have only recently unfolded. At this time, I'd have to try hard to document what I know but I do feel like the knowledge is now a part of me because I learned it hands on. I'd like to think that early next spring, I will have an intuition to be watching the right species at the right time for first stirrings.
All the shots in this post come from the same location. It's probably my favorite spot for lots of species but most of all for the beautiful birches. I'm working through some past shots for a little birch tribute, so until then, here are a couple of shoreline views from my fave spot.