April 1, 2008

What we can look forward to...

I found this fantastic photo – taken at Forest Hills – browsing on Flickr. I wrote the photographer, Jennifer Howland Hill, asking for her permission to post it here, and to use it for a card promoting the upcoming Birds and Bards Festival (May 2 -4). And she agreed!

Everyone I know is longing for spring to come, and this picture captures that joyful season at its most lush and vibrant. The eggs are cradled so carefully in their nest and in the flowers, you just know that those robins hatched, thrived, and are probably on their way back to Forest Hills right about now.

I recommend taking a look at Jennifer's other work. She has a great eye and a fantastic sense of color, texture and composition.

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Photo ©Jennifer Howland Hill
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The Birds and Bards Festival is a collaboration sparked by one of the Park Rangers at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site to draw attention to migrating birds, bird habitat, and the ways nature inspires art. He brought together the Trust, Mass. Audubon's Boston Nature Center, the Franklin Park Coalition, and the Franklin Park Zoo; this year the Arnold Arboretum has joined us. Festival activities take place in all of our sites – which together make up more than a thousand acres of greenspace.

Birds and Bards Schedule


Christine Poff said...

As a park walker who enjoys the serenity and beauty of the cemetery, it is a treat to see the photos and read tidbits of history and nature on your blog! Thanks, this is a great find. --Christine

Unknown said...

lovely photo!