Isolation Photo Project, Day 16

Jeff's Isolation Photo Project is all about capturing at least one photograph a day without leaving your backyard. For the project, I have photographed around Downton Princeton, in the nearby forest hiking trails, inside my house, but I have not yet photographed my backyard. Until now.

Until now, my backyard had been mostly devoid of anything I consider attractive. I live in a planned community of townhomes where everything is designed to be “vanilla”. Our backyard is shared, community space, with several other units. There is a fence that separates our community from an estate and some woods. We are fortunate in that our section of townhomes has more forests than others. Right along the fence is one or two of the original trees from before the houses were built. Each year I have noticed a patch of spring beauties, claytonia Virginia, appear. Up until now, there was nothing all week, but today, the "beauties" have bloomed.

Spring Beauty, claytonia virginica | 7 April, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 16 mm
Spring Beauty, claytonia virginica | 7 April, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm
Submitted as part of the 100DaysToOffload project.

My mood right now reflects the weather in the sky. Grey, drab - over cast. It’s too humid to go out. I want to be creative today. Capture some interesting light with my camera but … I just feel so uninspired. This afternoon I forced myself to spend some time in the backyard with a borrowed Nikon D80. I took a few shots of flower, plants and insects but … I have no story to tell. Each photo felt like … well … just a photo. When ever I share a photo I feel like I need a story to go with it. But I had no muse. No words. So … instead I’ve chosen to share this …