I'm sure many think of Spring as the bringer of flowers and warm weather, the beginning of gardening season and lots of shiny love and happiness and giggles and bouncy bubbles. I think like that too, sometimes. But today was, to me, the most perfect example of the beginning of Spring: overcast, rainy, cool, windy, sunny, warm, gray, cloudy... It was like Mother Nature was refereeing a squabble between Winter and Spring and the weather was the result of their bickering.
I love this shot. Straight out of the camera! You can see the raindrops on the new growth branches with the cloudy skies in the background. Spring is here alright, but Old Man Winter ain't giving up without a fight!