Saturday, May 15, 2010

Outside: pink blossoms

I admit, I'm not much of a vacation person. I'm not a world traveler, nor will I ever become one (unless, of course, that whole lotto thing pans out). So, instead, in the spring, summer, and fall (because it's just too cold in the winter) I like to go into town and meander around on the sidewalk with my camera.

Yes, I take pictures of other people's stuff; I'm a sidewalk tourist. Most of the time I have a vague agenda, whether there is a particular type of tree or plant blooming, or in the fall when I'm on the lookout for good looking leaves. I have, at times, done this just to take shots of tree bark. Yes, imagine looking out your front window to catch a glimpse of someone standing in front of a tree with a camera... Anyway, I have a lot of batteries and will snap a shot of virtually whatever catches my eye.

So, I think this is a cherry tree. Obviously, it's not my cherry tree, but they are my photos. It was just too awesome of a sight to pass up. I really wish there was a pink cherry in our yard (they're all white).











The last 2 pictures are from a later jaunt, when the blossoms had started to fall from the tree. There's something very pretty and enchanting about a sidewalk covered with petals. It's like fairytale snow....

6 comments:

Barb said...

I'm a sidewalk tourist a lot, too. Great photos - of both the blossoms on and off!

slommler said...

You did a fabulous job capturing the delicate bloom and color of the cherry tree! Wonderful!
Hugs
SueAnn

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Sarah, what beautiful pink blossoms. Love the pic of the ground covered in blossoms!

Catherine said...

Sometimes we can take the most beautiful photos in our own back yard...or our neighbours... :)

The pink is wonderful!
xo Catherine

Bird Girl said...

How romantic these pink blossoms are - especially lining the sidewalk! I LOVE these pictures!!!

Alina said...

Hello Sarah, I am in love with all your photos! I would never be able to choose just one :0) love your description of the fallen petals "Fairytale snow" how beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog. Hope you come back soon! Have a great day xx