Thursday, February 3, 2011

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joy of LOVE day 03: then and now.

I have to tell you, I had a really hard time w this one. First, I like keeping to my one photo a day. It forces the indecisive me to be decisive. I didn't want to post an older picture & then take a new one to compare them. Not that there's anything wrong w that! I just knew the amount of time & searching & deciding(!) that would entail & frankly I didn't have the energy for it today. So I went kinda broad w this idea & while I did photograph something I love, it isn't a person. My persons were not in the mood to be photographed today. Especially after one had spent the previous night throwing up, another had a fever (teething) & the other had a potty accident (an hour & a half from our house). You can guess how much I cared abt taking any pictures at that point!
So my then & now are the cherry blossoms. They only come once a year. A few wks ago they were barren, naked branches. The sun hid behind the clouds for days & the sky rained & rained. The wind blew & the cherry blossom festivals commenced even tho sakura were few. Finally, over the last couple of wks the branches began sprouting sakura. Bright & delicate. Today we ventured up a slow mountain to take in their beauty as they canvased over the cars that motored below. Shocks of bright pink, hot pink, pastel pink & almost white. I love the cherry blossoms. They only stay for a few short wks so I hope to see them again before they are all gone.
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15 comments:

  1. Ohmygosh- Cherry blossoms are my favorite flower and I'm so jealous of everyone who gets to go to their festivals!
    This picture is stunning! Great angle on the blossoms!

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  2. I LOVE this...and thanks for breaking the mold. I too have troubles trying to take shots of my loved ones!! But, there's just always so much to love! ;)

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  3. They are beautiful. Certainly very refreshing amidst winter time.

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  4. They are so gorgeous. It has been so long since we've seen anything in bloom around here. Thanks for brightening my day with your cheery cherry blossoms.

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  5. Love it. Love your thinking outside the box. I'm totally impressed as I'm completely indecive by nature, I think :)

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  6. ahhh I was really looking forward to seeing what then and now picture you would use! hehehe. But oh my gosh so beautiful! How i miss the sakura! I love the bokeh.

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  7. I'm jealous of your beautiful cherry blossoms!

    I'm also sorry for you and your sick ones:( That sounds like a really rough day.

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  8. I am hoping to get to DC in April to view the Cherry Blossoms. I have always wanted to get there and I think this is the year to go. So pretty and it just says SPRING!

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  9. Look how pretty!!! What a difference a week makes. Loving the bokeh in this also.

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  10. Beautiful! And good for you sticking to the one photo. One thing I have learned so far this year is to aim for one shot I love instead of several I like. Sometimes I can't resist posting more, but I admire you for sticking to your goal!

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  11. Oh.... cherry blossoms! So pretty in pink!

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  12. Beautiful!!!! Love flower photos!

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