Blossoms – 05/2014

Spring is now in full flush mode, which is to say, almost over. The early blossoms have come and gone and the full boom, alas too short, has parted. It all happens so quickly! One day you have a fiery quince bush, the next day a green blob…one day a beautiful mock tulip, the next day a bunch of petals quickly becoming mulch on your lawn.

The first pictures were grabbed en route home to Putnam from my job in Rhode Island in a small town called Killingly on Route 101. Starting with the lilacs, the majority of the images were taken in our home garden; and finally, starting with the holly berries, the rest were taken at a local greenhouse, which, to be frank, at this point and based on my wife’s patronage, probably owes us stock options. (That was a joke.)

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.

 

Quince - Killingly, CT

Quince – Killingly, CT

Phlox - Killingly, CT

Phlox – Killingly, CT

Gone tomorrow - Killingly, CT

Gone tomorrow – Killingly, CT

Mocking tree - Killingly, CT

Mocking tree – Killingly, CT

Some tree - Killingly, CT

Some tree – Killingly, CT

Our garden's lilac - Putnam, CT

Our garden’s lilac – Putnam, CT

Lilac  galore - Putnam, CT

Lilac galore – Putnam, CT

Lilac amore - Putnam, CT

Lilac amore – Putnam, CT

Soon to blossom - Putnam, CT

Soon to blossom – Putnam, CT

Close - Putnam, CT

Close – Putnam, CT

Very close - Putnam, CT

Very close – Putnam, CT

Bleeding heart - Putnam, CT

Bleeding heart – Putnam, CT

Macro close - Putnam, CT

Macro close – Putnam, CT

Real macro close - Putnam, CT

Real macro close – Putnam, CT

In fact, these guys are tiny - Putnam, CT

In fact, these guys are tiny – Putnam, CT

Real tiny - Putnam, CT

Real tiny – Putnam, CT

Very, very tiny - Putnam, CT

Very, very tiny – Putnam, CT

Mellow yellow - Putnam, CT

Mellow yellow – Putnam, CT

Saffron, well not actually, that's in the fall - Putnam, CT

Saffron, well not actually, that’s in the fall – Putnam, CT

Another bleeding heart - Putnam, CT

Another bleeding heart – Putnam, CT

My Kansas favorite, the red bud - Putnam, CT

My Kansas favorite, the red bud – Putnam, CT

The first tree we planted - Putnam, CT

The first tree we planted – Putnam, CT

Stunning - Putnam, CT

Stunning – Putnam, CT

These guys are tiny too - Putnam, CT

These guys are tiny too – Putnam, CT

Close up - Putnam, CT

Close up – Putnam, CT

Holly - Foster, RI

Holly – Foster, RI

Some greenhouse flower - Foster, RI

Some greenhouse flower – Foster, RI

More lilac - Foster, RI

More lilac – Foster, RI

Japanese maple - Foster, RI

Japanese maple – Foster, RI

Why aren't you purple? - Foster, RI

Why aren’t you purple? – Foster, RI

You so pretty! - Foster, RI

You so pretty! – Foster, RI

Poiple! - Foster, RI

Poiple! – Foster, RI

Poiple and orange! - Foster, RI

Poiple and orange! – Foster, RI

All photographs and comments ©2014 by John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.

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3 thoughts on “Blossoms – 05/2014

  1. Thought I would scroll back and see more of your images. These are exquisite, especially i love the lilac blossom and tiny violets and forget-me-not. Such richness of color!

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