Sunday, May 1, 2011

On the other side of the world... spring

Right now on the other side of the world, it is spring. My friend Joe in Virginia, (in the United States) has taken a couple of pictures of 'spring' in his local area and kindly shared them with us. So while we enjoy autumn and think about the encroaching winter cold, lets take a moment to bask in spring, which is occurring right now, on the other side of the world!

In this first picture, Joe says you can see what a spectacular year it has been for the dogwoods (the white flowers).

This second picture is a close up of a dogwood flower

In this picture the Lady Banksia climbing rose is 'in all her glory' over the doorway. The green of spring presented here makes it hard to imagine the deep snow of winter which blanketed everything white, just a few months ago.

This final picture is of the Blue Ridge mountains off in the distance. The bare tress suggest that spring has only just began... This could just as much be a late autumnal or winter picture. It has such a beautiful haunting quality about it that draws me in and holds my attention.

Dear Joe, thank you so much for kindly sharing your spring.

As a side note:
When I received these pictures, I was so excited not only by them, but also by the mention of the Blue Ridge mountains! Fleet Foxes self titled debut Lp has a track called 'Blue Ridge mountains' on it. Here is the song with a fan made clip. I have no idea if any or all of the images are of the actual Blue Ridge mountains, but they do look beautiful and it is a beautiful tune. If you haven't heard the album, what are you waiting for?

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! It is spring over in Canada too, but flowers have not started to bloom yet, everything is still slowly recovering from the snow. I can't wait for some great flower and beautiful trees. The fall here will also be amazing. I will have to send you photos from Canada in the fall, as apparently it is so beautiful.