Isn’t It Spring Yet ?!?

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA

A new American flag and flowering Dogwood tree with new buds are silhouetted against the spring sky at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA.
Spring Flowers

I am tired of winter. Isn’t it time for spring? I’m in that kind of mood, so I thought I’d trot out a couple of spring images. Flowering trees, flowers, blue skies, flags, new leaves …. You get the picture. Right? (Also, I’m celebrating the new website for The Photo Tourist, so some flowers symbolizing new starts and growth might be appropriate today.)

Here in northern Virginia it is raining and foggy outside. And cold (but not freezing today). Several inches of snow from the recent unusual snowstorms are still on the ground — though now a lot of it is in the form of piled dirty, off-white slush and solid ice. Many storm drains are blocked, so the rain water is forming dirty, slushy puddles. The temperature is just a bit above freezing; just warm enough to make sure what is falling now will be wet, so it can freeze tonight when the temperature drops. So the droppings and leavings from the winter weather that the press dramatically dubbed “snowmageddon” is still with us. (Speaking of which, how dumb is that rubric, “snowmageddon”? Is it reasonable to compare 20-ish inches of snow with the Biblical battle at the end of the world, which is after all what “armageddon” means? Surely nobody really believes the snow was that catastrophic. Have we all become so illiterate that we really need to be entertained by television halfwits mangling our language, such as it is? Just sayin’….)

Hey, here’s another reason for springtime shots: The new web sites and blog site have finally been launched! A few days late, but still. Metaphorically, could we say it’s like springtime for The Photo Tourist? A time of new creativity and fruit? “Springtime for The Photo Tourist ….” OK, you’re right: Worse than “snowmageddon.”

But still. When you get a chance, check out the new sites (,, and this site, Let me know what you think!

Closeup of a dogwood blossom in the spring at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA

(Top image [“Spring Flowers”]: Canon Powershot G9, integrated lens at 8.2mm, ISO 80, f/3.2 at 1/2000 sec. with -2/3 exposure compensation)

(Bottom image [“Dogwood”]: Canon Powershot G9, integrated lens at 8.2mm, ISO 100, f/7.1 at 1/250 sec. with -1/3 exposure compensation)