Today I got to knock a really tough letter off my assignment list for Souvenir Foto School by photographing one of my favorite things: Quince Blossoms! Double win – woohoo!
I was in my early twenties and living in California when I discovered quince for the first time. I remember it so clearly (is that weird). On that providential late-Winter day, I decided that it was just warm enough to head out with my daughter for a walk. I bundled her up in her stroller and we set off. The little circle of a neighborhood that we lived in was called Garden Farms (and aptly so for all the small orchards and beautiful gardens that everyone seemed to have on their property). Anyhow we strolled along, my daughter babbling to herself and me noticing (with disappointment) very little growth or signs of the coming Spring. But then we rounded the final bend on our way back home, and spotted amidst all the grey a row of the most deliciously pink flowering bushes that I had ever seen. Quince!
Of course I didn’t know what they were called then, but we must have gone on walks just to view those brilliant blossoms every day until they were gone and replaced by Springtime itself. To this day when I see Quince I am filled with a bright hopefulness for the warming months ahead. Hooray! xo Ez
P.S. I’d also just like to take a quick second to thank you all so much for your lovely and encouraging comments so far about my photos for this month-long challenge. It’s been a little bit nerve-wracking for me to post my images up every day for all to see, but you guys always have a way of making me feel better. So thank you so much for that. xo
If you’d like you can also find all my images in individual and diptych form for this month-long class challenge over in my flickr album. | Souvenir Foto School is offered by Besotted Brand.