FOS, aka First of Season, a term I just became aware of through one of my flickr friends,
a wildlife photgrapher extrordanaire.

When I was a climber of rock ice and snow it seemed like a big thing to have a resume with FA’s (first ascents),
a goal to chase for some kind of recognition.
I got a few in, which I admit bolsterd my ego a bit, ok more than a bit then, but only a bit now.


Now days I look more toward the seasons, though I am not divorced from physical achievement at all,
which serves me in ways I am still discovering (tomorrow is another 5k run for me, and yes a little anxious here).
So it is not without emotion to see this tiny plant, so frail and so bold,
as I have learned life is,
and to photograph it on a windy evening with my macro lens, a combination that seldom works,
but just sometimes things do work, when you keep after it…
The little Willow Herb,
first wild flower of this season for me, a special FOS

IMGP3793 a FOS

There is magic and inspiration out there, get out and find it !

That’s my story and I will stick to it

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16 Responses to FOS

  1. Rhapsody says:

    Cute…Have a blessed weekend my adventurous friend.

  2. Vieille Ourse says:

    Beautiful … so exquisitely fragile … and so strong after all !This looks to me as it could be a Cardamine pratensis, an edible plant (salad or soup)."" Have a nice week-end and more FOS !Hugs,Katia

  3. Terry says:

    Oh, that\’s so beautiful. Nature is quite magical and inspiring. Humbles us all.

  4. Rambling says:

    I\’m with you. The FOS for me are violets in the yard, I get down right sloppily happy when I see them and then, I bore everyone with my reminiscences about them.

  5. JoAnn says:

    The willow herb is lovely and very dainty looking. Good luck on your 5K run. Now I\’m off to find the magic and inspiration!

  6. Life's Like A Beach says:

    Thank You….

  7. Bonnie-Land says:

    What magic you find, I always enjoy visiting your site, sorry that it took me so long to return, lots to catch up on I see,You take care dear friend, enjoy the run, keep well, Hugs in friendship, B

  8. Cindy says:

    Hey Steve! I\’m all about FOS…hummingbird, trillium, marsh marigold…you know what I mean. It\’s one of those special things that happens only once a year. Lovely Willow Herb…something that doesn\’t grow around here, but I can feel how special it is to you.

  9. Suki x says:

    A delicate little beauty, Isn\’t nature wonderful!Suki x

  10. Kimmy says:

    So delicate! You did an outstanding job. Love that bokeh!

  11. Rhonda says:

    This is wonderful Steve…so delicate yet able to withstand the mighty winds…much to be learned here.Hugs

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  13. PEP says:

    Just keep reminding us Steve you do it so well. That picture is absolutely precious.

  14. Dianne says:

    Brilliant shot, Steve.You captured it and yes it is magical and oh so pretty. Good light as well. You went with the flow and made it work for you. 🙂 Take care and be well!Dianne 🙂

  15. Sanjana says:

    you can stand your ground against the toughest even is you are frail……………….Its about faith in yourself and believing that if you were brought here you have a purpose.

  16. Here I Am says:

    Thats a beautiful FOS very delicate looking…

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