Yes it is February but in Atlanta, Spring is just around the corner. On our trip to the Smith Plantation Home this weekend, you could see the signs already. Daffodils and Forsythia are blooming as are these shy but beautiful Hellebore. The flowers tend to point downward so they are not as easily seen as some other garden favorites but they are wonderful to look at up close.
An overcast day may put a damper on my spirits but this was actually pretty nice light for flowers. You can make out some water drops on the leaves of this plant. Evidence that there had been some light rain recently. Getting in close also lets you see the delicate vein patterns on the leaves. The more you look, the more beauty you can see in nature.
Helleborus ‘Ivory Prince’
Archibald Smith Plantation Home – Roswell, Georgia
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 1/13 sec – ISO 200