Exploring with my new camera and my macro lens, I decided the only way to meet the challenge of "thirteen" was to offer thirteen visions of what you can see in my garden right now. The garden overall still gives the impression of brownish dormancy. Most of the flowers have not bloomed. But up close, and in detail, here is what you'll find pushing its way up through the mulch, stretching forth towards the sun. Even the plants that are just leaves now have textures and shapes so lovely...and they carry the promise of wonderful bloom.
WEEPING CHERRY BUDS
And what I've learned from this exercise is that when I'm feeling a little blue, and wishing spring would burst forth more quickly, it's really worth looking up close once in a while.