Shot with Canon Rebel T3i with a 18-55mm and a Macro attachment (on some Photographs)
In Memphis TN- Overton Park
I gently kissed winter on the lips, hoping she would say goodbye.
As a child growing up in Zimbabwe, I often heard my mother make reference to ‘spring cleaning’, I think that was her smart way of encouraging me to tidy the disaster that was my living space, and had nothing to do with actual spring. Having lived in the four seasons go Memphis TN, I now understand fully what it is like to anxiously await the arrival of spring after a relentless winter! We are mere days away from official spring according to the calendar, and today we have a snow/ice/sleet storm that has crippled the daily practices of this southern city.
Here in spring everything changes. The lively atmosphere of the city becomes tangible. Runners and cyclists frequent the sidewalks, parks flood with all forms of recreation, the sky shines brighter, yard sales appear on every corner and life becomes lovely again.
Today I woke up to a frosted ground, hopefully the last one until the next cycle of this loathed polar vortex. I thought to myself ‘this is probably the last snow i’ll see until next year. I must capture and remember it; remember how gently a snow flake falls, how this entity is so small as an individual and so totally encompassing as a collective.’
Thus, I put on every piece of clothing I own, grabbed my camera and commenced the adventure!
This photo series is somewhat of a premature reminiscence of winter, what I hope to be the final goodbye.