Thursday, April 19, 2012

Opening Soon

I'm still very much stuck on Spring and it continues to unfold everywhere I look. Come walk with me and I'll share some of my surroundings with you.



about to open
Beautiful shades of pink and green. These leafy buds are about to open.





fuzzy branch bud
My favourite fuzzy branch is about to bud into life. In a few days, I'll post another photo. It's already come a long way since this day.





maple buds
Colourful maple buds, after a morning rain.





catkins group
More pretty catkins. These might be elm. Or not.




marcro blossom
Delicate white blossoms with pretty, pink stamens. What says spring better than this?




burrs of old
Last year's burrs still look pretty to me.




new growth
Some brand new leaves have that autumnish look to them.




opening soon
A fresh rainfall encourages growth.

Thanks always for joining me on my walk. I'll have some more photos for you in a few days.

49 comments:

Steve Gravano said...

Thanks for the walk, you have some beauties there. Spring is all around. IT is overcast here today. We haven't had rain since February.So we are looking forward to a good spring rain.

Kerri said...

Beauty! And I LOVE the title!!

ladyfi said...

What spring delight!

Daryl Edelstein said...

so very spring. so very lovely .. and so very allergy laden .. thankfully we are getting some rain to wash all the pollen away ..

DJan said...

Lovely pictures, as always. I enjoy your macros; that flower's stamens look like they are poking out of my computer screen! :-)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Oh, and what a blossom! Maybe apple?

ellen abbott said...

Lovely and amazing how those little buds transform into flowers and leaves.

Robin said...

Those are amazing macros. Beautiful beyond words. What lens do you use? (Yes, I'm into the technical details).

Rita said...

Now, that's spring!! ;)
Beautiful shots!!

Tabor said...

Our spring has really sprung here as the trees are almost fully done leafing out. That second photo really was shocking to me...don't know why, but it looks ....well you know!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love your photos...sure says spring!!
Hugs
SueAnn
Your close up work is incredible!!

Bonnie said...

Always takes my breath away when I view your images Hilary. Great title, btw!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm partial to your budding furry branch. rather looks like a dewclaw on a pet's leg. :)

Shrinky said...

The second one puts me in mind of the neck of an ostrich - your macro shots leaves me sadly lacking, I so admire your talents.

Brian Miller said...

i love seeing the new life on the cusp of burting forth...this is a bit of the magic that is spring...lovely pics...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely way and so much beauty to enjoy. I love that fresh spring growth.

Bob Bushell said...

That was a nice walk, plenty of spring left in it. Beautiful spring photos Hilary.

Out on the prairie said...

all very nice

Dianne said...

you're a miracle with a macro :)

these are beautiful
I love little buds - so innocent and hopeful
and droplets of rain add so much beauty

Frank Baron said...

I vaguely recall how much fun a macro lens can be.... ;)

That hairy twig puts me in mind of a camel's leg.

Don't ask....

Stephen Hayes said...

I love the picture of your favorite fuzzy bud. It looks like it's about to burst open as we watch.

messymimi said...

Your pictures are good medicine for the heart.

Red said...

Always like your walks. You teach us so much. Now great photos really help to get our attention.

L. D. Burgus said...

Wonderful shots of the new beginning. We are way ahead of you and yet we have flowers just now putting on buds.

s.m. said...

This is brilliant , your blog is great , I add you to friends

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Yet again: WOW!

Karen said...

Love these close ups. What is that fuzzy branch? Spring has sure sprung here!! :P My car is yellow from all the pollen.

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely macros, nice series of spring buds.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Lovely shots of all the buds and leaves. We've got a lot of plants waiting to open up here, too. It'll be quite the colorful scene when everything blossoms.

yaya said...

So much life going on right before our eyes and capturing them with the lens makes them pop! Simple things that we take for granted every season of change.

Barbara said...

I just love walking with you! My crape myrtle leaves are all red and green like the ones you posted. So pretty!

Dave said...

Nice pics Hilary, and I envy you your spring as we head into winter. Mind, we are having an Indian summer at present. Autumn is giving us better weather than this last summer ever did - Dave

Dave said...

P.S Hilary, can you please e-mail me with instructions on how to eliminate those silly coded words that come up when commenting? (for my N0 2 blog) - cimba7200@gmail.com - thanks, Dave

Indrani said...

Lovely captures! Superb visual treat!

Russell said...

Enjoyed this nice walk with you. Always like macro images - something I notice quite often in TV shows and movies. Makes for a impressive image.

Like the water droplets on the maple buds a lot.

Looking forward to seeing more photos of your world. Am trying to get around the blogging world a bit more but never seem to get out and about as much as I would like. Things get busy with work or life and ....!

Take care.

Anvilcloud said...

Even here in Eastern Ontario, things are moving apace.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Thanks to you we can see all the interesting textures and things we might not get to see otherwise!

Mage said...

Simply magic stuff especially the pink blossom. Thank you.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I love all these close ups, especially the focus of the stamens on that white flower. So lovely.

louciao said...

Tender is the sight.

Daniel LaFrance said...

I feel there is fleeting sense of loss; yet a prized (lens)gain has spring popping everywhere. :)

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love the dewy buds - so tender!

louciao said...

I can feel my own fuzzy little heart opening to these images, sweet with the promise of new life.

Hilary said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Your kind words are always very much appreciated.

rosaria williams said...

Lovely! Glad spring is on time in your neck of the woods.

lime said...

just love that last one, the soft colors, the beads of dew. just lovely.

Michael Manning said...

At once, such an amazing and beautiful presentation of so many things we take for granted. Mother Nature is so beautiful thanks to your camera skills, Hilary. Thanks for sharing! :)

Laura said...

oh Hilary...we seem drawn to the same tenderness...so much beauty here...it makes my feel like weeping all over again.

Linda said...

Lovely photos. You capture spring well. I'm curious about Frank and the camel's leg, though. :)