Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Photo(s)

Early spring in the Pacific Northwest brings with it the blooming of various fruit trees. For a few weeks in late March and early April, the parking lots of mini-malls and business parks look spectacular. Over the last few weeks I've been taking photos of them, and here is the first group of them.

The only trouble with trying to photograph them is that they don't last very long, and in the Northwest it's a rare day in early spring when you can see the sun. Still, as I was able to do last year, I found a few cherry trees out enjoying the sun.

These were taken in various spots in Federal Way, Washington.

Here are some blossoms I photographed on one of our more typical spring days:

Image credit: All photos by Cujo359

Here's a mini-mall along Pacific Highway:

A professional park on 1st Avenue South:

and a big tree in a residential area:

Cherry trees are quite common in residential areas, even in suburbs with small lawns.

Click on the pictures to enlarge. Enjoy your Sunday.


Suzanne said...

my apple trees are just now getting buds and have yet to flower. i covet your cherry tree eye candy cujo

Cujo359 said...

Apple blossoms seem to be arriving later than last year up here, much like the cherry blossoms were. My guess is that will apply to everything thru early summer, at least. This winter has been a cold one.