Friday, May 13, 2005

And, now... pretty green things...

A few days ago, on a truly perfect spring day (with the exception of the whole war thing, Bush in the White House, unemployment, and rodents in my kitchen...) I went out and shot a few pictures of the flowers and trees in bloom around Bethesda. This was partly for my own entertainment and edification (I still suck with the digital Nikon) and partly for my friend the AussieMacGod, who probably doesn't have crabapple trees growing on his stretch of Australian beach. (I'll trade ya any old day, buddy!)

Enjoy.


One nice thing about being among the functionally poor
in a wealthy town - nice landscaping to keep your mind
off your money woes...



Flowering shrubs by White Flint Mall...
Apparently, they thrive on bus exhaust and food court trash...


An amazing bush in full bloom - there was an elderly woman attempting to
control its invasion of the sidewalk in front of her house. I think she thought
I was casing her house when I stopped and asked if I could take this picture...



One of the last cherry trees I found still blooming...
A thunderous rain storm had wiped most of them out already...


White and pink crabapple, just about to fully bloom...


A lavender crabapple in full bloom - it was HUGE...

2 comments:

paulnojustpaul said...

Aww, thanks Merujo! Very purdy! And you're right, definitely no crabapple trees lining the beach, Banksias are more likely.

Reminds me, blindingly crisp blue sky here today after a couple of weeks of solid heavy rain, really should be at said beach now. :-)

Merujo said...

You are most welcome, sir!!

I love big storms on the ocean - when there is nothing to stop the sound of the thunder rolling across the skies. Ahhhh.

Go to the beach! Now! (For those of us who can't!) :-)