, originally uploaded by penseroso.
Photographer penseroso tells us about this radiant image taken on January 20, 2011: It was taken just this morning on my way to work. The daffs are in a little pot in front of a toy store on the rim of downtown Seattle. It’s not just any toy store either, but a place where they actually make toys – trucks, dolls, planes, things that don’t need a playstation to work.
Maybe the place makes me feel good whenever I pass it, and it helps me to see the beauty in little things. It was a bonus to see these new daffodils right outside their front door. I crouched down behind them and waited for someone colorful to wander past – just for the subtle human element to place the flowers in their urban context.
You have to seize the opportunity to photograph daffodils, and photograph them a lot, because they don’t last long. Another week at most and these guys will be gone.