Five Shots: Lilacs and Buds

What smells sweeter or is as lovely than the hues of a lilac bush in the morning sun and budding chartreuse leaves?

Here are five shots of my spring today. Which one do you like best?

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A large cup of strong coffee. A hummingbird buzzing in my ear. Ducks honking at the river below. It’s quiet. What a fine morning!

31 thoughts on “Five Shots: Lilacs and Buds

  1. Really great pictures! Good work 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Benji! The light was perfect this morning. 🙂

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  2. i love them all, but i have learned in my own flower work that the key to a great flower shot is the background. therefore, i would give the prize to the first picture.

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    1. Thank you, Bill. Food for thought! It’s hard for me to turn down that brilliant AZ blue sky.

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        1. My friend, it does not open. 😦

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          1. sorry cindy. i have changed the privacy settings. try again and it will open.

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        2. WOW! I’m so jealous. What a great shot of the bumble bee and spiky purple flower! You should expand your blog to include photography.

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          1. Glad you like it Cindy. It took a lot of tries to get a clear focus on the bee! Ive got all my photography on facebook, if you have a facebook account, I can friend you if you want to see more.

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          2. I don’t do facebook, but thanks for the invite.

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    1. We are fortunate spring starts early in AZ and CA.

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  3. Blossoms .. a short joyous rebirth
    then fly in the Spring breeze ..

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  4. I’d go for number three. There’s a lot of the Green Man’s power in that one.

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    1. Hi John, that’s my favorite, too. The sun really lit up buds and I like the contrast between blue and green. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  5. Stunning work Cindy, nature is always such an amazing thing to capture in a photograph.

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    1. Thank you, Vinnieh! How’s spring over in England?

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      1. It’s just starting to get sunny after a few cold days.

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  6. These are all lovely but the second to last is definitely my favourite!

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    1. The Anna Hummingbird is so lovely.

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  7. Oh Cindy, they’re beautiful. What an eye you have. #2 and 4.

    Xx
    D.

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    1. Thank you, Diana 🙂 The sunshine caught their special colors.

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      1. But you had to catch the sunshine. Not something every can. =)

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        1. It’s a fun hobby, that’s for sure. 😉

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  8. If only I could take picture of these in my backyard but it’s actually snowing this afternoon 😦 Love them all Cindy, but the pink hydrangea one is my favorite!

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    1. Ah, but it is the same lilac bush! 😉

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  9. So glorious. If only I could smell them, too. 🙂

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    1. Hi Brenda! We have the screen doors open so the whole house is flooded with the perfume of lilac.

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      1. Ahhh. 😀 Glorious image for me to ponder.

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  10. I just nominated you for the first ever Official Award of Awesomeness!! 🙂

    http://wp.me/p4P9IW-sa

    Thanks to Eric @ IPC for the Award image!

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