the sky was full of fluffy white clouds and the blue was crisp and holding on to the cold winds of winter. and as i drove around, there were still people in sweaters, but i noticed more and more have crept outside to see the sudden burst of colors and the green grasses peaking out.
then i met my sister and a friend for alice and dinner. dinner was delish and fun, even though screaming babies and cigarette smoke tended to make some of the time challenging. but it was a good evening.
sunday broke as we sprang forward....the skies were overcast but with the promise of spring here, i decided to drive to birmingham to see if the beautiful cherries were blooming. alas, they were not. it seems that birmingham is a bit behind montgomery (amazing what an average) five degree temperature difference can make. but it does. cherries will bloom in approximately two weeks (if temperatures stay consistent right now.) good thing i carried the macro lens....even if i did all hand held. here are some more of my favorites from the weekend.
I am waiting for our "bam" anything here to explode...sadly, it will about 4 more weeks before that happens.....ReplyDelete
I'm jealous...oh yes, I am :)
although I had an hour of two year olds today...that was fun :)
and I guess kind of "bam" if you think about it in a child like kind of way....LOL
I have cherry, and magnolia blossoms. Yay :). Spring is creeping in!ReplyDelete
Oh and we're even further behind up here...how was Alice?ReplyDelete
Oh, you are so beautiful! Every photo here makes me smile. So glad I saw this before I went up to bed. Now my dreams will be sweet.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, cheery photos - my favorite? Flowers, kitty or bricks...can't pick!ReplyDelete
OH, glorious captures! I can't wait for the BAM moment way up here in New England! You have a way with that camera, girlfriend. xoReplyDelete
Such gorgeous photos!!ReplyDelete
Char! These are awesome!ReplyDelete
Seems that Nashville is
a bit behind as well. So
I envy the burst of color
that everyone is seeing!
thank you for the colours in these shots char. they leave me feeling happy.ReplyDelete
Love all the photos!ReplyDelete
Too bad you don't live in Ohio, there is no smoking in any public establishment! Love that!
your photos stream is poetry this day..i LOVE it when you share in this way ..each one to savorReplyDelete
these shots are wonderful!!!ReplyDelete
It's funny how at first glance, the first two photos can look like snow-laden trees. Just beautiful ...ReplyDelete
i love the treat of more than one photo!! beautiful shots.ReplyDelete
These photos are great! Simply fabulous and such lovely colors! I cannot wait until spring explodes here...maybe in a couple weeks!ReplyDelete
Why is it that screaming babies are laying in wait in almost every restaurant? I've had that happen too. Cig smoke is no longer an issue here in NY,... thank goodness smoking is no longer allowed in public places. Whew. I especially like your shot of the cat and the yellow buds.ReplyDelete
sounds like you had a fun weekend and certainly a great photo weekend. one of these days we must meet up in B'ham. i was thinking of heading that way soon - maybe when my brothers lets me know the cherry blossoms are full.ReplyDelete
WE ARE BEHIND YOU IN OUR SPRING...THANKS FOR SHARING YOURS. RAINING HERE AGAIN TODAY, I THINK I WILL DROWN MYSELF IN MY FRONT YARD!ReplyDelete
all so beautiful, the two just below the cat really jumped right out at me, just perfect. everything is still gray and muddy here in Upstate NY so it is nice to live vicariously through photos like yours...ReplyDelete
you just have an eye for seeing things so lovely!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots Char. Love the kitty and all the blossoms! Spring is almost here...I gonna pretend it is here!ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
I love these photos! This is one of my favorite times of year; when everything starts blooming. It makes taking photos so much fun. You got some winners this weekend!ReplyDelete
it's amazing to see trees full of flowers instead of leaves..ReplyDelete
wonderful time, spring is.
I saw my first forsythia yesterday to go along with the jonquils and crocus so Spring is here!ReplyDelete
Lovely bloom photos especially the top one.ReplyDelete
Bradford Pears hey? I never knew my name had pear connotations - and such gorgeous blossoms too!! Thanks for the education Charlane :)ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous blossom, your photos are so beautiful. I'm now dreaming of being somewhere with all that pinky blossom but for now i'll enjoy it through your images. :)ReplyDelete
these photos you captured, are stunning. sigh for those beautiful trees.ReplyDelete
Funny, I was thinking the same thing about the pear blossoms....all of the sudden and there they were...everywhere.ReplyDelete
All the photos are wonderful, but my favorite is the second. I love the angle and the closeness and long view combination.
All so lovely! I do enjoy seeing the trees burst forth with blooms, stretching their imagination and mine too.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful blog. I found your site through your comments on 'Ink on my Fingers' blog post. Glad I found you! Inspiring to see your beautiful pictures and to see and hear from all the other amazing, courageous women out there! Love strong communities of women! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!ReplyDelete
You are a few weeks ahead of us -- no blossoming trees here yet... so thank you for posting this taste of spring. It will keep me satisfied until our season starts... The images are all beautiful, but I especially loved the witch hazel -- simply gorgeous!ReplyDelete
"...the world is more beautiful with white fluff everywhere."ReplyDelete
Um, not sure about the fluff part but the rest of this statement is my creed, heehee.