Summer Growth in the City

I've always been fascinated by the changing seasons. When in the depths of winter it's hard to imagine that the bare trees were ever burdened down with leaves. In the summer it's hard to imagine that they were ever bare. This year, the winter seemed particularly long, and so, when summer finally came around, the explosion of growth seemed especially dramatic.

Living in the city you might expect that there wouldn't be much nature around, but nothing could be further from the truth. Nature is everywhere. Form the wild flowers growing on the side of the streets, to the beautiful trees to the canal banks and the parks. The summer growth creeps up on you, with just a few leaves, and then suddenly, in an explosion of nature, summer arrives with a great fanfare of green and yellow and red and all the colours of nature.

Here's a selection from some of my recent trips to try and capture the beginning of the season. Images were captured on a Nikon D700 with a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 lens and a Nikon 28-300mm lens. 

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