Our redbud

It was a rare day: the two of us just lounging on the patio, refusing to give in to the long list of things that we could and should have been doing. I looked up into the leaves of our redbud tree against the sky, thought, “Wow!” and went and got my camera. That redbud was the first thing we had planted when we moved from Kansas—where I had fallen in love with their beauty. Between it and the fire pit, the patio was designed around it.

Every photo here was shot from the comfort of that lounge tree under its branches. I hope you like them!

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest Lyn, She Of Great Taste In All Things But Men, who does most of the photo selection. And thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh!












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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.


16 thoughts on “Our redbud

    • Redbuds are such beautiful trees. They do not get too large and they are stunning in the spring. They don’t last long…maybe 12 years, 20 is typical, but they grow quick and are open to “interpretive” pruning. Catching it through a bright sky was pure luck, but never discount luck as a force of nature, say I!

    • Norma, thank you so much!! I love that photo too and it is one of those rare few that are on the blog because I wanted it there. Lyn (She Of Great Taste In All Things But Men) wasn’t hot on it, and now you have vindicated me. Life is good! 🙂

    • Oh yes, yes, yes! Ever fall we look at each other and wonder why we didn’t use the patio more and every spring we promise that we will. And the wheel of time turns…and nothing ever changes. At least, this year, I have proof that I did it at least once!

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