10 April 2010

tree flowers

late this afternoon, i wandered to the woods with camera in hand. the forest floor is still covered with the browns and grays of winter but tiny shoots of verdant green have begun poking through the remains of last year's leaves. and everywhere i walked i saw the vibrant pink of these tiny flowers, the spent precursor to the emerging leaves on the red maple trees, high above my head.

17 comments:

Lynne said...

A warm and cheerful colour with a promise of things to come.

grits56 said...

Yesterday afternoon, I, too, found myself wandering the woods with my fellow companion, my little dog,a Westie. Early spring. Who would not love being out in nature. I just began following your blog today. What a special place to visit. I'm new at this blogging thing. You do such a beautiful job! Love to read it and see your photos!

debs davies said...

love this writing, I too I am trying to find the beauty in everyday things... only I live in a really urban setting and my disposition maybe not as sunny as yours!

dianmaj said...

The dogwood tree in my front yard is brilliant this year more so than any year I remember. We have had a lot of rain during the winter. Dogwoods must need more water to look so good. Spring is my favorite time of year.

Nora Ibsen said...

You're lucky to be able to take a walk in the woods. Emjoy!

madamebutterfly said...

Here in urban London we don't have any red maples but after a long cold winter spring is finally here!

KLB said...

My photography and my writing is all about re-finding the extraordinary that we adults compress into "normalcy" simply because it is common.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Hi, how are you? Thank you so much for inspiring me. Ever since February, I've been blogging and still trying to get the hang of it. Great post.

Caroline said...

Wonderful blog! Nothing cheesy about it! A great spirit and I find plants I didn't plant too!
Such a glorious surprize!
Caroline

Imaginator said...

Where I live, the summer monsoons have arrived and the heat is killer, at times literally. But the best part is that the flowers are blooming, and mango season is around the corner, yay!
I really love your blog;your eye for detail is amazing. Im trying to become as observant as you.

sEy said...

nice to see new pictures from you. I've been checking your blog everyday and it's like I've been in your place. Thanks for sharing them!

Judy said...

Lovely picture. I was out today with my youngest son who was doing yard work for us. It was perfect. I'll be leaving for Yellowstone in a few days so I am happy to experience the spring since I will be back into cold weather and snow there.

Californian said...

Nature feeds the hungry observer's soul.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Just beautiful! x

waterfall said...

You take wonderful photos, have a good eye. I will be back.

Pam said...

I love this. I have been waiting eagerly to start my spring planting and this just makes me anticipate gardening season even more.

abc123blogger2 said...

Very well written piece of literacy & an enlightment of how beautiful nature is.