Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pretty in Pink

We have this tree in our front yard. I don't know what kind it is, but it gets beautiful pink blossoms on it every spring. It was a little late blooming this year. I guess it didn't like our chilly, rainy spring. But about a week or so ago, it bloomed. I went out today to get some shots. I wish the blossoms lasted longer. They'll probably only be on the tree a week or so longer.

My neighbor was out planting flowers in her yard as I was doing the pictures. She commented that I don't seem to have the same love of flowers as she and our neighbor across the street do. It's true, I'm afraid. I have no talent for growing anything...except weeds. I told her I prefer to receive flowers that are cut, in a vase and that I only have to love and take care of for a short time. I'm no good at flowers that require a long-term commitment!

Anyway...I took these with my macro lens. I wish I was better at macros. My macro lens and I are okay friends, but not the best of friends! It's probably just jealous of all the time I spend with my 24-70 and 70-200!




19 comments:

S.Kremer said...

SOOOO pretty! I just love when everything starts budding and coming to life. Love the colors:)
~Shawna

The Gulls said...

wow those are so pretty. I love every pictures!

Janae said...

Those are awesome! I love all the pink, as did Paisley.

Sharon said...

Pretty!!

Raechel said...

What pretty pink! And there are soo many buds on those trees, gorgeous!

janett said...

That's a gorgeous tree, love that last one.

Alyssa Beth said...

Wow, so beautiful! I love cherry blossoms, especially the ones in Japan. You can get some awesome pictures there! Oh and I love macro photography, I don't know what you mean you're not best friends because these are some great shots! I hope Parker showed you my makeup all over his face today.. now THAT is something to take a picture of! ;)

Lauren said...

Those are lovely! We have them all over the place here, I believe they are cherry blossom trees.

Angela2932 said...

I love your 2nd photo! Mmmmmmm, I bet these just smell heavenly!

Beth said...

Those are so pretty and feminine looking! Very Girly!

Reds said...

Awww - so pretty! Love that last shot - so pink!!

Nicki, said...

Beautiful tree - looks like the one on the side of our house - don't know what it is either. Blooms hang almost like cherry blossoms - but it is not a cherry tree (per se). Great shots - and also loved your last post, didn't get a chance to comment!

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

Wow, those are beautiful!! I would love to have a tree like that year round in my yard!

Shanna Jones said...

Oh, pretty! I love that last shot!

Jess said...

I think these are WONDERFUL! SO pretty. I would love to know what kid of tree that is!

Michelle said...

These are breathtaking!! So soft and lovely.
I'm with you---gardening is not my thing and I'm OK with that :)

shirley said...

What pretty, ruffly blooms! I think my favorite is the last picture - I love the light and all that pink.

Suzy said...

Can I just come on over to your house lol?? What a pretty tree! I dream of finding a field of these!! Great shots!

~Sister Boogie Woman said...

The tree is a flowering Kwanzan Cherry tree. I used to not be able to grow anything in my yard either, but after 15 years of trying and learning, I am starting to learn and actually able to do some things!

I super love your blog and your photos!