Two weeks ago on Wednesday, April 14th, I had visited Crocker Park with the hope of shooting a nice sunrise. I lucked out with the shot I shared this past Monday of the sun coming up behind Marblehead Light but when I turned my head, I spotted this incredible sky behind me and ran to capture images of it as well.

I shared my first image from that morning as soon as I returned home but had a chance to visit the other shots from that morning and worked on this one last night. In the first shot, I had gone for a wider view from where the path descends to the float. I had noticed small bursts of yellow color and made it a point of finding a patch of daffodils for this shot I had immediately envisioned.

It took a little bit to find the right flowers in the perfect spot so that Abbot Hall and the seemingly crowded houses could serve as an appropriate backdrop. Luckily, the sky continued to build in color.

It’s going to be really hard choosing the April photo for next year’s calendar but Spring in the Park is definitely a contender for the cover…