Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Nature break

The spring rains are the presents that keep on giving and giving and giving. It has been almost a full week of non-stop rain and cold temperatures, but that's the nature April, a month that's big on living up to it's nature, at least according to the old saying, "April showers.... Before those May flowers come the blossoming of trees all over the place. We're fortunate enough to have some Cherry Blossoms (sakura, in Japanese) in Fairmount Park.

Last Friday, I was supposed to work on my piece in the gallery, but chose not to go in because there was too much going on then. A lot of artwork was being moved out of the gallery and there was just chaos, so Bridgette asked if I would consider not going in that afternoon to avoid the craziness. I didn't think twice about it and told her that it was no problem. I needed a day away from it anyway. I'd reached that, "What the f%&k am I doing?" stage where I wasn't sure how to proceed forward. I needed the break and took it. I've since figured that out and things are moving ahead.

I took advantage of the fairly mild, if cloudy, weather and rode out to Kelly Drive to take some photos of the Cherry Blossoms along the Schuylkill River. Here are some of the results:

In Bloom

In Bloom (grove)

In Bloom (bridge)

In Bloom (table)

In Bloom (buds)

In Bloom (white canopy)

In Bloom (pink)


Jeffrey Collins: Painter said...

Fantastic photos Tim. Looking at those trees in the midst of their blooming, really gives one hope for the future. To know that beauty is in bloom again.

Tim McFarlane said...

Jeffrey: Thank you. New blooms in spring always give off a good vibe...