They come before the swallows dare...


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Early Spring collection
National Park South Kennemerland – collection
- Kennemer Duinen (Engl. Kennemer Dunes) – the Netherlands, April 2010

One single daffodil ( Wikipedia) , next to an old trunk on the forest soil of the Kennemer Duinen.

At some places, where the old inland dunes and woods of the Kennemer Dunes edge with the populated neighbourhoods surrounding the National Park, one can find flowering spring bulbs like Daffodils, Winter Aconite and Alpine Squill, single or in small groups spread over the forest soil.

One single swallow doesn’t make spring – but one daffodil does!

Or with the words of Shakespeare:

“They come before the swallows dare, and take the winds of March with beauty” (Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale)

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
exp.time 1/250 sec. at f/unknown
ISO 200 Focal length 100mm

TAGS : nature, flowers, daffodil, woods forest soil, wood trunk, close_up, national parks kennemer_duinen, the Netherlands, yellow, green, brown, seasons spring

Features and Top10 placements
Top 10 placement in Daffodils only – nature photography contest (March 11, 2011)
Featured in Nature photography contest (March 18, 2011)
Top10 in Daffodils – flowering bulbs (Nov. 26, 2011)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

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