Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pink



This post should be named "pink and yellow" because the daffodils, now in bloom all over Capitol Hill, are never ever pink, but the cherry and pear tree blossoms are the most delicate, creamy, barely pink pink that you ever saw. They're just starting to pop. They're so delicious I want to eat them ... weird I know, but true.

Daffodils are certainly cheerful but they don't draw my eye like the tree blossoms, don't know why. No offense to all you daffodil lovers out there. From now till the end of the Cherry Blossom Festival, my eyes will be turned towards the sky. I'll be watching the trees turn from their currently fuzzy appearance into full-on Disneyesque cartoon poof balls of pink.

Sometimes we have late season snowfalls in March, but I don't see that coming. Seems to me it's too late to turn back the season. The bloom has just started, but those little luv clouds of pink look mighty serious to me. Spring is here to stay. Welcome, spring!

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Makes me think of paddle boats. I can't wait for the pink petals to be everywhere!

Lynne said...

Wonderful! Do they have a strong fragrance? Take lots of photos of them, please?

Steve said...

Yes, pics! Lots of pics! :)

(Our blooming trees are all still bare...but daffodil and tulip shoots are coming up in the garden.)

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Beautiful blossoms! And here the leaves on the trees are starting to edge from green to gold...

rothko said...

Yey! Even though I'm a winter person, I'm glad to see spring this year. We're even starting to see the first signs up here. Some buds on a few of the trees! :-)

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

enjoy the show. The almond and plum blossoms are already finished over here and the daffodils on the way out. But the mimosa are still glorious "poof balls" of yellow. Must try to grab a pic before they're all gone.
Enjoy spring - so long awaited, so fast to leave.

dennis said...

Dennis enjoys the signs of rebirth and longer days.

lettuce said...

lovely lovely pics lovely lovely pink
lovely lovely reya