It's been a busy and exciting few months for me with my solo exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show, followed by the Garden Photographic Society's annual 'Nature In View' Show. My orchid panels and the GPS show just came down this week to make way for set-up of the Antiques and Garden Design Show at the Garden. Now I turn my attention from two months of shooting orchids to finally capturing the emergence of spring. After a long and very cold winter, it's wonderful to be outside soaking up the sunshine and scouting out the blooms. Those first signs of spring - the snowdrops, the early irises and the crocuses - are eagerly awaited each year and signal the emergence of life and color to our winter landscape. Each year I watch and wait for the crocuses to bloom on Evening Island at the Garden. It seemed to happen overnight this year and they didn't last long before being trampled by the Easter weekend crowds. Nevertheless, I was able to spend some time sitting among the flowers on the grassy hillside and capturing their beauty up close.