Friday, March 26, 2010

FRIDAY FLOWERS! :)

Happy Friday Everyone :)


It has been very weird for me this week as it is Spring Break here in Oregon and for the first time in 22 years I do not have a kid in the local school system and so really had no clue until last week when Spring Break in Oregon was happening. I kind of feel out of the loop, it is usually posted on my calendar at the beginning of the school year when the new school calendar comes out but of course I didn't get one this year. I am sure I will get used to it. So, for now our Spring Break will follow our Ohio College student who's Spring Break was 2 weeks ago, confused, yep me too :)


So before I share with you this week's Friday Flowers I would like to say a big "Thank you" to Linda at Adult Indulgences for posting my Art Etsy shop PoppyPlace on her "Etsy Stores you must see" section on her Blog. Check out the spices in her shop they have great names like "Moroccan Madness" sounds intriguing.


And now for this week's Friday Flowers, which is the Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree in our Garden. These photos were taken on a typical Spring day, one minute it is pouring with rain, the next sunshine :) I love working with that filtered half light on those days. The unpredictability of the cloud cover lends itself to creating pure beauty.

Can you see the little spider (I think sheltering from the rain :) and also the raindrop!


See the filtered sunlight, which I love, after a rainstorm and those glistening raindrops :)




This shot reminded me of a beautiful flowing layered wedding dress :)

And this shot made me think of the Tutus in Swan Lake :)

In these last 3 shots I love that half light thru the clouds before it starts to rain again, it creates beautiful and mysterious shadows and broad outlines.




And here is the Blossom Tree a few days later after a pretty intense wind and rain storm, looks a bit like it has been snowing :)
I hope you enjoyed this week's Friday Flowers :)

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

19 comments:

StunningAnnaK said...

These flowers are just beautiful!

- My To Do list is still haunting me!

debi said...

Stunning photos!!!! So creative and beautiful! Have a great weekend too. Looks like we will get a little sun, Yay!

Got It From My Mama said...

Your photos are amazing they made me feel all warm inside. So nice to see the sun we have snow predicted for next week.

holly e. said...

beautiful tree, love the second to last shot

Jenni said...

Favorite shot is 3rd down! I collect forget me not tea cups too!! I some in Aurora a few years back, they were hand painted when it was 'the rage' to do that in the 1920's. I had *no* idea about the hole gardening blog scene..I started mine a couple of years ago..but nothing serious and (granted I'm a bit slow) it finally dawned on me that I bet I could find other Pac NW gardeners who blog too...(smacks self on the fore head!) Anyway, great group of gardeners out there, really nice folks.

Annette said...

Beautiful photos! They're very calming!
Have a great weekend!!!

French Revelation said...

My favourite is the 8th photo - the one that reminded you of Swan Lake. Beautiful photos.

kim* said...

those are surely my favorite :) so pure...

celenajustine said...

How nice to have access to such pretty trees! I saw your comment about my egg photograph and wanted to thank you- it took a long time before I finally came up with that set-up idea and I'm pretty happy with it so far, so it's really nice to get feedback! Thanks again :)

Lala's Pequenos said...

Yay! I can't wait for mine to pop!

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The Lavender Daisy said...

Beautiful tree! It looks so calm and soothing.

Teddy Started It said...

Gorgeous! I love flowering trees on rainy days. I know just what you mean about the light. I also love the way the wet trunks and branches really set off the blooms.

Charlotte said...

Wow, beautiful flowers! I really like the first picture.

Slumber Designs said...

So pretty! I could look at flower pictures all day long :-)

Happy Weekend!!

abigail said...

so beautiful! I can't wait until trees start blooming around here.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh I love cherry blossoms and crab apples. We had a gorgeous hot pink crab apple at our old house and I miss it every spring. Lovely picts !!!

New Hampshire Gardener said...

Oh my I am so jealous. Here in New Hampshire we have nothing in the garden but a few stray crocus and lots of mud.
The blossoms are so beautiful, I can't wait!

Maureen said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous blossoms! I want to fall asleep under a blanket of them! The white reminds me of clean fresh white sheets dried in the sun! Thanks also for being such a regular visitor to my blog! I appreciate it.