Friday, February 29, 2008

Sky Watch Friday 2/29/08



I love these flowers that begin blooming around this time of year and wanted to place them here on this post in a positive manner representing approaching springtime. Even though we have temps in the 30's in the mornings and it heats up in the afternoons. I am not sure if they are cherry blossoms or Japanese Magnolias or what. I am sure my friends David or Jimmy could tell me in a New York minute. Or perhaps you can... I have been noticing the sunlight shining upon them lately. I was not able to capture that effect early this morning on my way to work, but I did get the pinkness of them which was what I wanted to convey most.

This is one of my favorite roads to drive down. It was a bit hazy with slight fog this morning which is sort of evident in this photo. I like the way the light filters through the trees. It looks even better after it has rained. Driving through it sometimes almost feels magical to me. I tried before to capture this with my Minolta camera. I am still not sure this one does it justice. That car saw me taking the above photo of the pink flowers and it stopped otherwise it would have been a perfect shot. I had to drive by the car, but it was still sitting there as I turned to the stoplight in the far right hand corner which you cannot see. I wondered if it belonged to one of the houses and was apart of a neighborhood watch program. There had been a burgalry in another neighborhood a hop, skip and jump near here. All the neighbors had been on tv and luckily the suspects were caught.

Hope you have a beautiful Sky Watch weekend. I am hoping for more beautiful weather like this if we drive out of town to Dothan where I hope to take more photos. If you would like to participate in Sky Watch Friday, please go to:

http://strollingthroughgeorgia.blogspot.com

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15 comments:

Sharon said...

I want to say redbud, but whatever it is, it's beautiful :)

Kim said...

I love the pink flower trees too. I wish they were blooming this time of year here, we just have snow on the trees.

Ida said...

Lovely flowers. Beareres of a message. The message of spring.
Promising and lovely.
Happy weekend!

John said...

Nice pictures !!

Anemone said...

OH!!! Tis must be the most beautiful tree in the world, but too early for this ones in Norway.

http://littavmeg.blogspot.com/

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful images...

quinTarantino said...

Those are great photos.
Powerful colors in the flowers and trees and after seeing and reading you I can understand why you like that road.

dot said...

I'm thinking maybe redbud also. Whatever it is it's pretty!

Misty Dawn said...

That tree is so very beautiful!

Old Wom Tigley said...

It looks like Cherry Blossom.. certain one come out in bloom very early.. Spring time is certainly knocking on the door over here.

Sandy Carlson said...

These are beautiful!

Paulie said...

Spring is almost here! Lovely colors.

Autumn said...

What a Beautiful tree. Ours are not blooming yet. I was born in Lagrange, and I know it gets warm earlier down that way than we have up here.

Angie said...

Hi,
Your photos are lovely and it's easy to see why you love driving down that road so much.I would love to cycle along there if I lived there.

Andrée said...

wow, you sure are well on your way into spring. that's marvelous! My SWF is here. Thank you.