Monday, May 19, 2014

Grabbing Spring Before It's Gone

Today, some more of the beauty of spring, this time from last week.
A chojuro pear tree (Asian pear) in bloom last week in my neighborhood near Johnson City, New York.
My neighborhood in upstate New York is heavily planted in crabapples. Some years, they are barely in bloom for a couple of days. 

Last week, we enjoyed their fleeting beauty for about four days, as they were finally done in by a combination of heat and thunderstorms.  This picture was taken in late afternoon sun.
Another view.
One more shot of beauty, this time in a different lighting.  This view gives more of the pinkish color.

They are gone now, replaced by lilacs.  Our dogwoods are also approaching the end of their bloom.

Spring is traveling through upstate New York so quickly. We must grab it before it's gone.  Right now it's in the 30's, with a frost advisory.  I hope this is this the last really cold morning until August or September.

What's the weather like for you today?

9 comments:

  1. I lived in Watertown for two years and remember well how long winter was and fleeting the other seasons were. I had two crabapples in my garden, too, that looked very similar to yours. :o) Sunny and mild here near DC.

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    1. Sunny and mild - a contrast to your hot, humid summers. I'm sure you are enjoying every day of it.

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  2. Such vibrant and colourful trees. Beautifully captured photos.

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  3. It's a little rainy today, but that's okay. I've been loving the beautiful cherry blossoms that have been everywhere. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos :)

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    1. Thank you. Cherry blossom season came and went so quickly. Spring gone in a flash!

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  4. Having grown up in Queens, I spent a lot of time (in summer) in upstate NY. Autumn is always beautiful there. Here in Colorado we had snow on Mother's Day, but yesteday the temps were in the 80s. Love the colors and flowers of spring.

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  5. Ahh! What stunning trees Alana. I love cherry blossoms, they're so pretty!
    What a lovely part of the world you live in.
    :-)

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  6. Love your pictures of plants and trees. Often so different than what I usually see. Nice shots.

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