Blossom

I sometimes forget that the first pictures I ever posted to this blog were pictures of flowers, especially flowers from Pt Defiance Park, which is just down the street from where I live. Of course, that was before I had taken up birding and invested so heavily in camera equipment particularly suited to birding, not taking closeups of flowers.

Last year’s purchase of a 100-400mm zoom lens, though, made it easy to shift from taking pictures of birds to closeups of flowers. I bought the lens with Theler Wetlands in mind because it’s a great place to get shots of birds and flowers. And there’s never been a better time to focus on flowers because this has been a great Spring for tree blossoms because it’s been extra warm and we’ve had very little rain.

Unfortunately, except for the plum-tree in my backyard I can’t tell cherry blossoms from plum blossoms from apple blossoms. Luckily, I can still tell white blossoms from pink blossoms, and the white blossoms seemed to come first.

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But before long the pinkish buds began to reveal their full beauty,

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though I found the contrast between the pinks and whites hard to capture.

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The wild roses quickly followed our three record-setting 80 degree days,

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and so did the wild iris.

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Nothing quite like being surrounded by beauty

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and birds all day.

4 thoughts on “Blossom

  1. Yes! It is definitely flower-blooming season. Such a colorful and fragrant time of the year. I always love the composition of your photos, Loren. So beautiful and inspiring.

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