Sunday, May 5, 2013

Maple Blooms

 
It's Spring in my world!
 
Last week there were only a few buds on the trees and bushes. This weekend it all started to happen!
 
One of my favourite things to photograph in the spring is my Maple tree in bloom.
 



 
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49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow, those are marvelous! :)

Karen said...

Very beautiful shots.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Karen, these are fantastic and so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Lea said...

Wonderful!
Have a great week!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos!

Genie Robinson said...

Love how you get closer and closer with your captures. What a virgin green. Beautiful. genie

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very delicate and exquisite shots.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I have never seen a maple in this stage before! Wonderful shots and the color is spectacular. Enjoy. :)

Buttons said...

Incredible Karen. B

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your Photos are absolutely stunning and glorious.. Enjoyed viewing them. I wish I knew how to photograph such beautiful photos. Hugs Judy

From The Heart said...

Beautiful...amazing shots!

beyondzephyr.com said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous shots, Karen!

Lola said...

Wonderful capture!

Wishing you a great week ahead,

Visiting from Macro Monday here’s mine!

BirgittaB said...

Beautiful spring :)
Gorgeous photos!

Herding Cats said...

Beautiful pictures

Leovi said...

Exquisite flowers, delicateness in colors, exquisite bloom game, wonderful photos!

namaki said...

Wow ! This green is so full of lush promises !

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're gorgeous! We're not quite this far yet.

Debbie said...

So pretty, so much detail in these close ups!!

Fun60 said...

Such a vivid green.

Ellie said...

I've never seen maple tree blossom before - it is so lovey and green. It is so good that spring has finally arrived isn't it?

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful! I've never noticed those flowers on a maple. I'll have to look closer. I do have a maple with long, threadlike flowers; must be a different kind.

Mary Kiss said...

A beautiful series of photos and yes spring is definitely here love it!

Mary, MI

Gary said...

Here too!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dianne said...

Hello Spring .... it's wonderful to see these first stirrings of new life in the garden ...... wonderful captures Karen.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Fantastic Shots!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, these are gorgeous shots of your maple tree. The blooms are so pretty.

Les... said...

spring has sprung!
awesome pics, bursting with color and life! excellent shots and a breath of freshness after your long winter *VBS*

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Isn't it amazing. ONe minute no leaves, another shadows!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Sandy Carlson said...

These buds are full of hope!

ladyfi said...

How perfectly magical to see the buds unfurl!

Gattina said...

Gorgeous ! spring moved in here too ! I love this season !

Stewart M said...

Wonderfully strange looking flowers.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Michelle Ashmore said...

Absolutely wonderful shots :)

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of spring in your world.

Lauralee Provenzo said...

Hello! :)

islandwonder said...

How pretty!

Life Images by Jill said...

isn't the start of spring and the opening of the new buds the most joyous thing to behold! and awaited with much anticipation!
Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Indrani said...

How nice to see them open up slowly. Terrific shots.

Lillianna said...

Spring is finally here!
Gorgeous!

/Lillianna

Ruth said...

They are so interesting as they unfold Karen, thank you for sharing your beautiful shots :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

This is an unusual maple, it's really beautiful.

Zauberpalme said...

Yes, indeed spring has sprung ;D. Great photos!

Faye said...

These photos just are making me smile. Pic like this of new growth in alls its stages is just so much more interesting--to me--that full-blown blooms. Love the story your photos tell, Karen.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's so magical, isn't it? Suddenly it's REALLY spring!

NatureFootstep said...

They have started here as well. I love the way the small flowers comes out. Gorgeous shots!

Me said...

These close ups show such great detail. I love the tree when it looks like this.

GRØNN FRYD HOS MONIQUE - said...

Wonderful detail pictures of the maple flowers.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are beautiful at that stage! I am ashamed to say I never noticed (back when we lived where there were maple trees).