It's the greenest time of the year around here, as all the leaves are finally out. When we headed north a week ago they were only about 1/2 out, but when we got home it was as if everything green had exploded in growth.
I'm intrigued with pictures down roads where the trees grow in to both sides. It looks like a leafy green tunnel, and is so relaxing to drive through.
Maybe when you're totally surrounded by green like this it's a special kind of forest therapy that actually does make you feel better. It sure feels like it!
These first three pictures are taken with my usual Nikon DSLR, which I'm very comfortable with. The second one, with a bit of a glare, may have been taken through the car window, but I don't remember.
This one and the remaining pictures are taken our new pocket-size Lumix camera. It's really handy, but I'm not sure it has quite the same quality. And being so tiny, I just find it harder to use. It's easier to hit the wrong button!
I find in particular that the auto-focus doesn't seem as fast as on my big camera, certainly is not when you're using an extended zoom.
But I find these late May pictures down rural roads around here really refreshing. I guess the road, rather than just a wall of trees, gives a focal point that adds interest. You never know what's going to come around that bend.
I've shared this view before, in the fall I think - about the only passable gravel road down through the valley and up the other side, with sharp dog's leg bends at the top on each side to get up the steepest part. Heavy rain and lots of sun here, so the weeds are going to grow like crazy.