Sunday, January 31, 2010

Spring is looming

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It's Tu B'Shvat (the New Year for the Trees - sort of a Jewish Arbor Day) this weekend (yesterday in fact) and the almond trees are in bloom - right on schedule.
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Not a moment too soon either, after the gray rainy weather we'd been having. Getting out into the fields on Thursday and seeing those trees bursting into flower was a true feast for the soul.

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Enjoy, and if you'd like to bring this feast of the senses to your own home pop over to my etsy shop - I'm adding several of them as we speak - including two real beauties that haven't yet made their grand entrance onto the blog.
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Click any of the above to enlarge
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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the breath of spring!
Linda

Robin said...

You're very welcome Linda - if you go take another look at the shop now you'll find even more to smile about.

Leora said...

Oh, I am in love! Such beauty. Love the contrasts of the first and second - similar subject, different palette and temperature. The second emphasizes the browns, a less expected treatment. The bit of green on the left of the photo adds nicely to the palette.

Sarah said...

what a celebration! I love the almond blossom season

Tammy said...

So pretty! We have a ways to go before we see our trees flowering. It's great to come here for a preview!

Jasmine said...

Wonderful pictures. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. When I mentioned Tu Bishvat, I had no idea you would be celebrating it xJ

Maribeth said...

Those are almond blossoms? They are beautiful! It makes me think of my back yard in the spring, with the blossoms on the apple, cherry, peach, plum and pear trees.
Oh spring.....still so far away!

Yaelian said...

Beautiful pictures! But I don't want the spring yet, however beautiful it is, we hardly had any winter this year....

Mommy, I'm Home said...

We're still a ways off from spring so I appreciate you sharing your spring with us!

Frida said...

Can't wait for spring!! We have almost 1m of snow and -15C tonight. Thank you for the lovely promise of what to come.

Ellie said...

Thank you! That gives me hope that the winter will end here too some day. I like the last one the best - such an abundance of blooms.

bermudabluez said...

Wow! Robin...these pictures are awesome! Thanks for the gift of a little bit of spring!

Kat said...

These are lovely! And so refreshing. I just posted pictures of what it looks like outside where I am... Let's just say, it is definetely still winter here! Love your photos though, they made me smile. :)

Lucy said...

So beautiful!

Daryl said...

JEALOUS ... it was freezing here all weekend .. and its barely above it today .. I may need to sit here and look at these all day ... so lovely

storyteller said...

Just beautiful ;-)
Hugs and blessings,