Minnesota Spring has come early this year. This March, typically our snowiest month, was the first on record bereft of snowfall (or any precipitation at all). This winter had some early and heavy snows, and April brought some rain showers, so we’re probably in good shape water-wise. But with snow lacking from the ground for so long already, it’s been about time flowers are popping up.

So we were pleased to get to the Arboretum for our first trek around the gardens. Magnolias were flowering, as were several small ground-cover/wildflowers. But by far the most impressive display was the daffodils.

I’ve seen many examples of using a wide-angle lens placed within a flower bed to give a “bug’s-eye view”. So with a new circular-polarizer for my 17-40, I decided to give it a whirl…