2023 Vernal Equinox
snowdrops & plant markers edition

Today is the vernal equinox, and we actually have weather to match (which means I need to start working on the garden again, now that the snow has melted,[1] and the ground, presumably, will be getting warm enough to dig the ever present dandelions out in a day or two.)

But in the meantime, some pix to celebrate the changing of the seasons:

Snowdrops with plant marker; Sony ILCE-7C and lensbaby sweet 35; f/2.5, ISO 100, ev -0.7, 1/320s, WB: auto; 20mar23, evening—rotated, cropped, blended, & cropped in gimp—cf a similar image I took in 2021.

To keep track of my bulbs (as well as cultivars with differing blooms, such as daylilies) I (sometimes) mark them with plant sticks. The photo below shows a snowdrop marker;[2] I need to make a bunch for early crocus[3] currently in awkward spots so I can move them to the lawn.

snowdrop plant marker: glass, 308 3/32" rod; sony ILCE-7C with 90mm sony macro lens, f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/400s, ev -0.7 WB: auto

[1]I was not successful shooting the snowdrops in snow this year, but I managed some nice ones in 2020.

[2]in focus; there's actually one in both images

[3]such as the ones in the background