Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pepto Abysmal



The cherries have popped, always a cheerful spring moment in Washington DC. I tried yesterday to capture some festive images, but unfortunately, gray skies blend so perfectly with the creamy grayish Pepto pink of the blossoms that I had to pump up the contrast just to find the cherries in these pics. Who knows? Maybe they didn't want to have their pictures taken.

We needed the rain so I'm not complaining. Maybe later this week, Brother Sun will make an appearance. Cherry blossoms against bright blue sky are a revelation, they really are. I'm convinced the color combo has a direct effect on my cortical function.

In the meantime, here are a couple of glimpses. Even against gray skies, aren't they beautiful?

31 comments:

John Hayes said...

Gorgeous photos of the cherry blossoms-- funny, my wife Eberle also calls it pepto abysmal!

Reya Mellicker said...

Yay Eberle! We're on a wavelength!

kathi said...

Beautiful! Even with the rainy skies!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Lovely, just gorgeous.
P.S. I've turned off my music player, does that help with downloading the blog or is its presence alone the problem?

Barry said...

Cherry blossoms! We don't even have leaves yet!

But your photo give me hope!

Evening Light Writer said...

Brother sun woke me this morning, the first time since Tuesday that's I've seen him! I am adoring your cherry blossom photos..what a pop!

Elizabeth said...

So subtle and elegant without the too bright blue sky!!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Elizabeth - OH! The cherry bloom is TASTEFUL with gray skies, oh yeah! Very cool.

Reya Mellicker said...

Lizzy, my computer needs a serious update - it's very old. All blogs with lots of gadgets hang up. Your blog should be any way you want it to be!

Some day soon (I hope before this old computer dies) I will get it rehabbed. In fact, I'm going to put that task on my "to do" list right now.

Lynne said...

Beautiful no matter what the color of the sky! We are in the dark doldrums here today too. But we need the rain so I am not complaining. I only wish I had something as lovely to photograph! Nothing yet ...

mary said...

So Beautiful, Reya...it gives me hope. Woke up to sunny skies - and 2-3 inches of new snow.

duty free said...

Here in Seattle it's the same case with the Japanese Thundercloud Plum trees: all primed for the photo shoot, but missing Nature's Number One Supreme back drop.

Dang!

Mrsupole said...

The sun is shining bright and beautiful here, it is looking like it will be a gorgeous Sunday. It will be in the 70's today, maybe the low 80's. We had to have the windows and screen door open to cool the house down last night. It must be so nice to see all the cherry blossoms in bloom. We have some trees with purple blooms in them, but I am not sure what kind they are. It can be really pretty if a street is lined with those trees.

And I can understand why you call it pepto abysmal. That makes total sense. But they are still such beautiful pictures with whatever you adjusted to make the blooms stand out.
Thank you.

God bless.

Tom said...

We are nearly out of the March duldrums, to be blessed with a serving of April showers...ychhh...still your blossums are rather spectacular.

A Brush with Color said...

OMG, these are spectacular. I haven't seen the cherry trees in DC in a long time, so thanks for taking me back. Gorgeous photos, and I love your clever title. classic. ;D

rothko said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see some of those in person next week!

Coffee Messiah said...

Seeing these always reminds me of lower Van Ness ave near City Hall this time of year.

Otherwise, few around here and today is rainy. No snow though, although we were supposed to.

I too can't believe 56 yrs (july) but here we are and have seen quite a bit in our short lifetime ; )

Merle Sneed said...

So beautiful. Just like your spirit, my friend.

Vivian said...

BREATH TAKING!!! Love your photo's...can't wait to see what each day brings to your site!

debra said...

they are extraordinarily beautiful--even with the gray skies. Ours aren't open yet, but the daffodils are, and I saw violets in the grass this day.

analogman said...

Our azaleas are in full bloom down here, but I've never been to DC in the spring. These pictures and blossoms are beautiful! I can only imagine what thousands of them would look like.

JOY said...

Yummy - fantasmagoric! (I really needed that dose of color)

Delwyn said...

Morning Reya,
I rather like the combination of the spring pink and the dull day, it looks splendid in your photos anyway..

moonshin said...

i think they are beautiful...
nicely done, Reya.
=)

Steve said...

They look GREAT with pumped-up contrast! Funny -- when I came down to see the cherry blossoms about six years ago, the skies were gray too. Just that crazy spring unpredictability!

Ronda Laveen said...

They are beautiful! Term "popped" is so good because the flowers look as fluffy as freshly popped corn.

Amy said...

The only word I can think of is, "glorious!"

Pam said...

Wonderful!

Wildeve said...

The shots are still beautiful, I love how the blossoms hang down in the second one- but I know what you mean about the blue sky. Love your third eye, by the way. I wish I could hang out longer but I have to get to work. Chow for now!

Lover of Life said...

Eye-popping beautiful!

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