When life gets busy I often find myself diving in with my camera, using it to document, distract, observe and sometimes- to quiet my mind. When I’m thinking in photographs I don’t spend as much time thinking in words. Instead, I quietly observe. I truly see the world around me. Sometimes that means that I notice the color gradients across a vast landscape, enjoy the textures in a beach scene or ruminate on how to capture the tempo of repeating elements by slight physical adjustments to my perspective. Other times, I’m drawn into the details. The shimmer of a petal on a lily blossom, the peaks and valley across a textile when viewed at macro distance, or, as in this case, light. To be honest, light is always a focus in my observation, but today the dappled light on a rather untamed flowering bush in my backyard captured my attention. Luxuriant green and delicate white blossoms; they whispered of impending summertime as I studied them under the warm afternoon sun.