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Spring Has Sprung!

Love seeing all this orange!

Love seeing all this orange!

According to the official calendar, spring arrived yesterday. It was ushered in by our neighboring master-planned community with a gorgeous Indian paintbrush show.

There are three distinct kinds of paintbrush growing.

There are three distinct kinds of paintbrush growing.

I first noticed the splash of orange earlier this week as I drove past an area where a small crop of paintbrush bloomed last year. Now it’s definitely large and in charge!

These look reddish.

These look almost reddish.

As much as I enjoy seeing them, I wish they were sprinkled among the bluebonnets that are in another area of the community. Having orange and blue together reminds of my beloved alma mater, the University of Illinois.

Hail to the orange (Indian paintbrush), hail to the blue(bonnets)! And, especially, hail to spring!!

Posing Putters

Mike concentrates on his putt.

Most disc golfers tend to ignore me and my Nikon when they’re putting. I try to be careful to wait until the disc leaves their hand before I snap that loud shutter (not that I haven’t gotten blamed a time or two—mostly by my younger son—when the putt goes awry).

Dr. Steve wants to make sure I’ve got him in focus.

Then there’s these two characters, Dr. Steve and Billy. One likes to fake me out when he putts, while the other can be equally as silly. There’s just no stealth photography when these two are near a basket.

Playing to the camera

This past Tuesday both were in the same group at the handicap mini tournament. And both decided to have fun with their easy putts while I was shooting.

Billy is too close to miss.

Notice the same color they’re wearing? It’s almost like they were saying, “Orange you glad we’re posing for you?”