Saturday, April 18, 2009

What a difference a half-day makes!

When I went out this morning, the buds on our cherry trees were turning pink. After dinner, with the sun setting, some were popping open. I'm looking forward to what tomorrow brings!


quilly said...

What a difference a day makes, indeed! Lovely.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, they're beautiful, Lew! Such beautiful color! Can't wait to see what you find tomorrow.

david mcmahon said...

Hit the nail on the head, Lew. Well done!

Michele said...

Gosh, those are pretty! What a stunning color!!

Anonymous said...

I wish.

I wish our old cherry tree was still standing tall.

Hurricane Ike blew all the way up to Ohio and knocked my old cherry tree down.

I miss it.

The birds miss it.

It offered a spot of shade.

And the flowers and the fruit are gone forever.

I admire your photography.

Carver said...

Your cherry blossoms are so beautiful. This is such a fun time of year.

Salty said...

Spring is bursting forth with new life at a rapid pace. Your pretty cherry blossoms illustrate it well.

maryt/theteach said...

Amazing blooms, Lew! :)

RuneE said...

Things are moving fast at this time of the year - and that is what is sp fascinating about it. Comgrats with the mention at David's!

jinksy said...

These pics perfectly illustrate my poem, Thanks!

Spring Panoply

Bunched on slim stalks,
tight furled buds dangle
puckered rosy lips
offering a kiss of welcome.

Canopies blush beauty;
fallen petals a pink tidemark
outlining ebb and flow
of capricious night winds.

Matching ruffle-edged flounce,
adrift alongside wall or path,
softens harsh perimeters
with flower-strewn edging.

Spring's light brushstrokes
overlay winter's canvas,
producing a composition
of pristine clarity.

vicki archer said...

Beautiful images - timed shots are just lovely, xv.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Gorgeous! Truly terrific shots! Good for you for ceasing the day!!! Congrats on POTD...very well-deserved!