CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dogwoods of May

"To see a hillside white with dogwood bloom is to know a particular ecstasy of beauty, but to walk the gray winter woods and find the buds which will resurrect that beauty in another May is to partake of continuity." ~Hal Borland

47 comments:

Indrani said...

Lovely focus in this.

George said...

I'm already looking forward to May and to beautiful blossoms like these backed by gorgeous blue skies.

Luna Miranda said...

a perfect quote for this beautiful photo.

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous!!!!

LadyFi said...

Oh, how lovely - especially now in the midst of winter.

SquirrelQueen said...

I really like that you selected a single petal as a focal point for this shot, the photo is gorgeous. And that quote is so true.

Re my photo today. No texture was added. I cropped out a very small section of the photo which increase the visibility of the pixels and gives the impression of texture. It is something I have been playing around with.

Pat's Addition said...

Nice angle, and I love the titmouse. Good colors.

Tinas PicStory said...

wonderful pic! if you like join us at weekend flowers :)

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

...ein wunderbares Foto voller Poesie...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Arija said...

I have seen a hillside white with dogwoods and the memory lingers . . .

diane b said...

Great quote to enhance the lovely pic.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot of the spring dogwood.

Frank... said...

Gorgeous Capture. Your focussing is spot on...

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful!

Misty Dawn said...

Very pretty! Wonderful colors! Oh how I miss the blue skies, the flowers... and the sunshine!

Mimi said...

beautiful, like orchids.
The quote matches perfectly, of course!
Thanks Carletta.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a stunning photo, you have a real talent,

Gill in Canada

Lea's Menagerie said...

Oh, wow!
Magnificent color against the clear blue sky!
Lea

SandyCarlson said...

Well said, lovely lady and talented photographer.

say cheese said...

wow nice photo and what a pretty flower!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Stunning!!! The light you've captured on these blossoms just blows me away...such utter beauty.

My post for Monday: LANTANA BLOSSOMS & BERRIES

Denise said...

Absolutely gorgeous! A bright light in the day to see one of your photos. Thanks Carletta.

gengen said...

This is very pretty i like it...Visiting from MM!

Judy said...

I know - it is so hard every winter, but every spring, the flowers come again!! I wonder how people managed before photo archives?

Scott F said...

Beautiful shot, and a welcome sight in the long winter.

Patti said...

Just beautiful, Carletta!

It's gray and dreary here today. I love looking at the cheery dogwood blooms. I agree with the others who liked the focus on the single petal here. Creative!

Ralph said...

If we didn't live in a four season climate, we would not be able to appreciate the Spring growth, the new life that is not available under the frost and snow. I await the flora of May!

Gemma Wiseman said...

So softly romantic with a touch of misty enchantment! Lovely!

Felisol said...

"Came to witness spring's new hope, born of leaves decaying."
Such wonderful promises in your flower picture.
I thank you for a pre-spring experience.

Neal said...

Are you trying to rush spring? I thought you like snow and winter. :) :) That is very beautiful. I'll be glad when I can take another picture like that one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Beautiful Carletta -- They grow well in Oregon in the summer, so that's one of our old favorite flowering trees that we still we get to see. (We miss the Spring flowers.)

DrillerAA09 said...

Just a touch of Ruby and a perfect post for the occasion. Well done.

Kala said...

Gorgeous presentation and light, Carletta!

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!!! The pale yellow against the bright blue sky is beautiful!!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

This is excellent!

Gattina said...

Gorgeous picture !

Angela said...

Lovely shot, the blue sky behind makes it for a beautiful contrast of colors.

Maria @ LSS said...

Lovely capture. Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Vienna said...

Beautiful! Love that you use the sky as backdrop!

Robin said...

How lovely, the yellow petals with the tinge of red, and the shallow depth of field is perfect for emphasizing that little bit of color too.

chubskulit said...

That's beautiful Carletta!

ascu75 aka Don said...

great shoot love the focus/depth of field THANKS FOR DROPPING BY . Don
http://promotethanet.blogspot.com/

Leah H. said...

Beautiful and lovely flowers..

Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2! Hope you can stop by:)

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forgetmenot said...

Another exquisite photo--dogwoods are so beautiful. I'm wishing it was May instead of January right now because there is just nothing "bright and beautiful" to photograph. A lovely snowfall would change all that---let it snow,let it snow, let it snow. Mickie :)

Pat said...

Beautiful! I am so looking forward to spring!

Ida said...

Simply lovely. I too look forward to the arrival of spring.

Rose said...

I am about ready to see some....if we aren't going to get a good snow, then bring on spring!

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