note to self . shared with you

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from thin brown off shoots
the vivid fuchsia blooms appear
take comfort in the season of change
as your branches give way to buds & blooms

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45 comments:

beth said...

seriously....is this what you can see around you right now ?
okay, that's it !
I'm soooo done with winter !!!
come on spring....make my world colorful !

JoLyn said...

Okay. Now I'm officially jealous!

spread your wings said...

gorgeous, so gorgeous - love the pinks and browns together

Betsy said...

We're about 3 months away from sites like this! Want some snow? ha.

rachel awes said...

bring on the buds and blooms! looove.

m. heart said...

Well I see I'm not the only one who won't be seeing beautiful pinks like this for a while...except here, of course!

Mary said...

oh man, we're still about a month away from quince blossoms... :(

Beautiful!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow, spring is on it's way for you. Japonica is one of the first flowers to break out in my garden at springtime too.

Char said...

a beautiful reminder that in the starkness of time, blooms can happen. lovely shots.

suvarna said...

such lovely spring blooms, will yours bear fruit?

S. Etole said...

patience, patience, patience ... beautiful

sherri said...

Oh, my, these are beautiful. Such hope in spring.

SE'LAH... said...

i saw the first signs of spring last week...further south. ;)

Jewels said...

wow, hope springs!

Amelia said...

I love seeing the blooms- the colors are refreshing this time of year!

Caroline said...

Fabulous color...spring is here :)

Tracy said...

That PINK has my heart singing...Spring is the most joyful of months...*sigh*... Happy Weekend, Elk :o) ((HUGS))

Ange said...

Elk - those were my very thoughts this morning as had the pleasure of stretching this morning in front of some of these exact, splendiferous pink buds! How wonderful that you have the same in your garden!!

Kamana said...

how pretty. i really like the pink against the brown.

Marcie said...

Exquisite..and so very hopeful. It's snowing here today - :-(. Am so looking forward to spring's first buds!!

Traci said...

How very beautiful and dainty!

magpie said...

ahh.
hope in a frame.

Sue said...

Such a breath of fresh air these images bring! I keep looking for signs of spring...at least the sun is shining and the temp a little warmer.

koralee said...

You got my memo...I got yours...xoxoxo

Renee said...

Hooray for PINK! in SPRING!

Debbie said...

Goregous buds. I look forward to our changing season - I can feel the cool Autumn air joining us - it is a relief after our hot summer. Have a good weekend.

smith kaich jones said...

:) Us too. Tulip trees and pear trees are blooming before my very eyes. The Azalea Trail, of which I live smack dab 2 houses away from the main tourist spot is a couple of weekends away. By then we will be covered in flowers (and tourists). Spring. At last. Wisteria, camellias, cherry laurels, blossoms, blossoms everywhere. I cannot wait.

xo
Debi

myletterstoemily said...

gorgeous photos! the colors are exquisite!

ps. i love caps for sale ,too!

Oliag said...

...it is nice to see that spring has sprung somewhere!...it will be awhile before I see anything like this here in RI:)

Beautiful photos elk!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

I'm so in love with the spring flowers. And your first one just sucked me into the pictures....wow wow wow.

Mrs. E said...

Love, love, love the spring blooms!!! Ah, sweet springtime!

Puna said...

Thank you for the beautiful reminder of hte promise of spring!

maccandace said...

Beautiful shots and thoughts. I love the bokeh in #1 and #2 and the lighting in #3. Spring has sprung in Texas!

Megan Coyle said...

I really like the first photo here - it's beautiful! The texture in the background and the contrast of the green and pink is fabulous.

margie said...

like a birth.

Joie Moring said...

love the play of color with the grays and browns of winter still clinging on....thanks!

Liss said...

you can just tell by the way the light shines in these images that spring is on it's way to you :)

bekkah said...

beautiful!! not soon enough :)

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Oh, I just love these! I really need some color!

beth said...

sooooooo gorgeous! I love the color!!!

Country Girl said...

Beautiful color. Was good to see today.

Kim Klassen said...

omgoodness...i'm with beth.... after seeing this ...sooo done with winter!! how completely beautiful....

love it here... ♥ kim

Relyn said...

we have no flowers yet. none. So jealous.

*jean* said...

they are all stunning...that first one though is like a jewel on the screen in my lap...it took my breath away...lucky you...it's still winter here

Jeanne Klaver said...

A deep sigh, a smile, and a big think you for this breath of spring.