Monday, March 12, 2007

First blossoms

Look what I found yesterday?
My first cherry blossom for the season..what a beauty!

I consider myself extremely lucky as "the trees bloom for not much longer than a week, and are seen in their full glory for only a couple of days. "

On this special occasion, I'll share one of the 2007 Honourable Mention Haiku
being lost
among cherry blossoms—
white butterfly

Ferenc Bakos
Siofok, Hungary



*I wish you a good week ahead! *


16 comments:

Wilf James said...

Such a beautiful image, and what a lovely time of year as trees wake up from their winter sleep and give these scenes of happiness.

Melbourne said...

Sensational shot Kris, great stuff!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Yes Spring it seems is arrived here too. Unfortunately we didn't have a decent Winter by the way these sceneries are wonderul.

Jing said...

wow...
Kris, you are an artist,:p I am really sure about that. For I am sure i saw this blossom flowers in the daily life...but it was never so beautiful as it in your eyes.

wonderful capture.

have the nice new week,

jing
shanghai daily photo

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

great photo, but I really love the haiku!!

Carraol said...

Beautiful picture & wonderful thought!

Kala said...

geeez this is georgous! I would love to be there in person! what a beautiful tree!

Olivier said...

tres belle photo, tres esthetique. les premiers boutons dans les arbres, superbe.

very beautiful photograph, very aesthetic. first buttons in the trees, superb.

Lessie said...

So glad spring has found you! The blossoms are invigorating. :)

richard said...

Every year at this time, and when I see an image like this, I am reminded of A E Housemans poem, The Cherry Tree.

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

Poignant, and true

Mandy said...

Beautiful photograph which complements the haiku of Ferenc Bakos nicely.

Lilly said...

Oh, this is beautiful. I love the way the light was caught in the blossom.

Kris said...

Richard,
Thanks Richard for sharing! that's a lovely poem :)

Kala,
i'm sure you would!

Jing,
you see it everday? how lucky, really! i'm waiting for others to bloom

Thanks all for stopping by!

Zsolt72 said...

Chris this is wonderful. We have a tree in our yard..I just hope it will be like this very soon:)

Kuanyin said...

This is sooooooo gorgeous! I wish we had cherry blossoms on Maui!

Kris said...

zsolt,
it will be soon, i'm sure! ours here are blooming one after another :)

kuanyin,
visit japan one day ya ;)

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