"Spring in Weinheim, Germany often passes in the blink of an eye; you fall asleep in winter, and when you wake up the next day summer has already swooped in the door. When I took this photo, I stood under the tree and thought of how grateful I am to live near a place like this. For me, photography isn’t about seeking beauty elsewhere; it’s about discovering the beauty that already exists beneath your own two feet, and distilling that beauty into an image.
As I write this, spring has arrived in Weinheim — for now at least — and it has brought with it the anticipation of new life. A fleeting and fragile green bud and stem that can’t be rushed — only appreciated. I have a small son, and as he grows older, I plan to take him to this tree each spring and teach him to see the beauty in front of him. If I can do that, I can only imagine how the world beyond Weinheim will appear to him when he’s ready to explore it."
Photo credit goes to @hatcat_photography for this amazing image and story, and a big thanks to @alamorentacar for joining us for #TPSMySpring. Lastly, thanks to everyone who shared their springtime stories and images with us!