Spring Blossoms Catch the Evening Light

By Vladimir Brezina

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
……………………………….A.E. Housman, from A Shropshire Lad
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OK, the cherry blossoms are already mostly over at Easter in this remarkably early Spring. But there were still plenty of trees in bloom, or with the first tender green leaves just appearing, as I walked out with my camera a few days ago at sunset …
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New York City’s Central Park, April 5, 2012
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16 responses to “Spring Blossoms Catch the Evening Light

  1. Lovely! We saw a similarly stunning display, too. I didn’t have my camera. Ah, well. Glad you caught one for me. :)

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    • Glad you liked it!

      I’ve learned the hard way to carry my camera with me at all times, ideally—when I don’t take it with me because it’s too big and cumbersome, more often than not I regret it. A point-and-shoot, which is small enough to carry in a pocket and which these days is good enough for general-purpose photography, would appear to be a good compromise…

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  2. Wonderful images, thanks MJ

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  3. Gorgeous images. The lighting you’ve captured is exquisite. Especially the white blossoms. Here for a short time, easy to miss – so thanks for posting these. We are very busy now with a house move. It’s good to stop a smell the e-blossoms.

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    • Thanks, Frank!

      Some of the trees really do have a wonderful scent, in which you are simply enveloped when you step under the tree…

      Here for a short time… yes… the Japanese cherries and many other early-blossoming fruit trees around here are already done with blossom and are almost entirely green now—of course, still that lovely fresh yellow-green!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous shooting!
    BTW, our “inertia” tree is finally down. :-)

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  5. Beautiful photos, Vlad, and the verse is a perfect choice.

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    • Thanks, Lynn!

      Yes, the verse seemed apt (except that the Central Park jogging track is not exactly a “woodland ride”), but I had to leave off the rest of the poem, which strikes a somewhat different tone…

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  6. The bottom picture is a beauty.

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  7. These blossoms are beautiful!

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