Monday, March 23, 2009

FIRST THE SUN AND THEN THE STORM


Yesterday I went out to the backyard to take a few spring blossom pictures. The sun was brilliant with some beautiful puffy white clouds. When I turned around this is what I saw. The angry dark clouds were ready to let go any minute so I took a few more shots and went back inside just in time. Just up the freeway about 45 minutes away they got a full night of snow.
This morning we had a thick cover of frost.
Welcome Spring!
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24 comments:

KOSTAS said...

Beautiful photograph, marvellous post!
Precisely the same time we have also these days in my region, Central Greece!

Olivier said...

magnifique photo, avec un très beau contrasme

mrsnesbitt said...

sFantastic contrast!

Linda G. said...

And there goes the fruit! That's what happens here in Northern AZ too! It warms up..fruit trees bloom and then it freezes, as it did last night. Bah!

Great photo though:)

Merisi said...

Sooooo beautiful -
reminiscent of a Japanese painting.

How lucky that your well-trained eye caught this image at just the right moment. It is truly exceptional,
the composition, the colors, the blossoms, the background, I am in awe, I really really am! Congratulations!

Pormenores marina said...

Beautiful!

joan said...

Wow! I love the beautiful spring flowers and the sky! Really captures it all!

Robert Hill said...

Gorgeous photo... love the detail.

Bill said...

What fun! I got our sprinkler system and fountains running in Delta on Saturday, and today it snowed! It is good to be home with family in any case!

Glad to see you visiting again. I don't get to many blogs these days, but do try to publish as often as possible.

AphotoAday said...

Ominous cloud -- get your photo and run for cover...

John Roberts said...

That's the way it is here: springtime in the day, winter at night. A great sky in this one!

Leena said...

Oh, you too have a frost during nights!
But those flowers are so beautiful against the dark sky.

Sun and flowers to you, Sue!

The Things We Carried said...

That is magical!

Corker2 said...

That picture you took really is very nice. Angry clouds in the background with the peaceful flowers is a great comparison.

Steve Buser said...

What a shot! Full of peace and commotion at the same time.

Hilary said...

I love the angry sky behind the cheery blossoms.. not to be confused with cherry blossoms. ;)

Gordon said...

A stunning shot; I love the contrasts.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

we had the same thing here today!

Dave said...

A very dramtic photo Sue. Both calm (blossoms) and storm in one. Excellent photo. - Dave

CG said...

That's a stunning photo, I love it! well seen! Sppring has taken a step back here too1

tsduff said...

This picture is stunning, with its play on dark and light. Love it - and yes, it has been cold. Happy Spring!

MedaM said...

This is really wonderful photo with that branch full of lovely and innocent blossoms against that dramatic sky.
It is almost the same weather over here; spring today and winter tomorrow, but also it is not unusual any more if we have spring in the morning but winter till the end of the day...:-)

JAM said...

I really love this one. The contrast of the flowers with the dark clouds is eye-catching. This would look good matted and framed.

Moi said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwsome! love the contrasts....your backyard is not just your but our delight too :)