With each passing season, the world around us undergoes amazing changes. Living in the Midwest, we’re lucky to see those changes take place to their full extent. During the summer months plant life is vibrant and lush, but if you look carefully you can see the beautiful contrast between new and old growth. In photography, you have the opportunity to really focus on the colors, textures, and patterns of new growth. I love the contrast between the silky green tips of this evergreen tree and the darker needles, it’s a reminder of renewal and the cycle of life that is constantly taking place.