In the spring, my lawn is dotted with these little beauties. The flower is only about 8mm across but is very abundant for a few weeks. I haven’t gotten any photos of this flower that truly satisfy me yet. Now I must wait until spring to shoot it again.
This need to wait has caused me to feel some discontent. This “constructive discontent” has given rise to thoughts of travel. Travel to specifically shoot what’s in bloom, where and when it’s in bloom, instead of waiting. On the other hand, I believe there’s value in waiting.
One aspect of shooting flowers for which I don’t know the name, is that I must search through my wildflower book in an attempt to learn what it is. If I’m unable to find the name in my field guides, I turn to an internet search. The search process has proven instructive since I have to think very clearly about how best to describe the flower to get the correct result.