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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 27

I had a fairly low key weekend. We got some much needed rain and then the sun came out. The wind was so intense on Saturday that I briefly thought I would wind up in the land of oz when I went on a short walk. The shot of the crane below was taken downtown. The other shots were taken in my yard or neighborhood.I'm continuing to hold my breath each time a flower blooms, or each time a tree shows its expanding buds. The temperature fluctuates from winter to spring and back to winter. Some early blossoms have been killed, others are holding their own.
I love the grape hyacinth below because it was a gift which started in a pot. Year after year has come back from the spot where I planted it outdoors, in a somewhat protected bed.
You may have to click inside the photograph below to see the basketball net nestled in with the trees which are beginning to bloom. I took the shot in front of a neighbor's house and I liked the way the basketball net almost looks like it's one of the trees. Unfortunately, I fear the trees blossoms were zapped last night by the cold front which moved through yesterday.
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29 comments:

Larawannabe said...

in the first photo, the sky was so blue, it looked violet.

have a great week ahead! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Great stuff here. Thanks for the close-ups of spring. They are gorgeous.

Liza said...

you have a beautiful garden and the flowers are gorgeous. first time i;ve seen grape hyacinth. thanks for dropping by. happy ws.

Natalie said...

Spring is so close! I can feel it just looking at those photos...I'm so excited!

Jeanne said...

the hyacinth is so beautiful

the teach said...

Carver, those purple flowers are beautiful. What are they? My weekend snapshot isn't up yet due to cable connection trouble. Will try to get it up in a little while... :)

Carver said...

Thanks for visiting my WS and to answer question on the purple flowers, that's the grape hyacinth.

vera said...

wow! very nice shot!

i love the color of the flower!

too bad here, we had winter storm!

mine is up too!
http://www.pinoynetwork.org/vera
see yah there!
happy WS!

Rebecca said...

ah, Spring time...lovely shots as always :)

Happy WS. ~ Skippyheart

eastcoastlife said...

The temperature is still low in your city. It's raining frequently in Singapore, makes going out a hassle.

I hope to see many beautiful blooms in Spring!

napaboaniya said...

If you didn't point out in clicking to enlarge the picture, I wouldn't have spotted the basketball net and brackets!! The entire thing seem to blend together with the trees :)

Gosh! I love the purple flowers!!

Dee said...

Nice view of the crane! I'm glad spring is here. The daffodils that are in front of my kitchen window bloomed yesterday! And, today I noticed that my flowering plum tree has really tiny pink blooms starting! Yay! Great shots, though, Carver, and thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sharon said...

this was a wonderful series of photos. The flowers were particularly beautiful. The red crane abainst that vibrant blue sky was striking.

ettey said...

lovely pics!

Yen said...

I just love that first shot! Stunning!

Mar said...

Your first picture is a great composition Carver! love the beautiful flowers too, what a nice sight!

flipix said...

i bet you can't wait for spring to pop up full blast....

check out mine at http://flipix.blogspot.com

Haze said...

This wowed me, so beautifully captured! Love your photography.

WillThink4Wine said...

Wonderful photos and close-ups of the flowers. I love the grape hyacinth, it's magnificent!

I'm jealous of your camera. Mine won't do those great close-ups. Perhaps it's an operator problem?

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting my weekend snapshot and I hope you have a great week.

Carver said...

I forgot to answer question about some cameras doing closeups. My camera has a macro setting and I can also set it for extra fine details. I am actually able to get better macro shots with my camera than long distant ones. It may just be me but I've figured out the way to optimize macros but have more trouble with landscapes and in terms of objects that are far away, my telephoto lens isn't very powerful.

Kat's Krackerbox said...

I love the grape hyacinth...it is so beautiful and colorful!

Emmyrose said...

Wow, beautiful photos.
Thanks for dropping by.

tanabata said...

That is fun how the basketball net looks like one of the trees. Spring is in the air here and I love seeing the buds on the trees.

Bengbeng said...

the purple blooms r fabulous

genny said...

What a beautiful shots... I smell spring... Happy WS!

Joyismygoal said...

what beautiful purple flowers
I am so late for some reason my blog couldn't post pictures till this AM

Sweeta said...

Gorgeous flowers!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Sorry if I have missed commenting on you blog for a bit,... it is getting hard to just keep up with it anymore. I loved the photo with the yellow bird,.. so pretty. And the hidden cat was cute too. Have a good week.