Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Settling down

Life is settling down after the huge challenge (musically and timewise!) of playing in the Band Championships.
Of course, no sooner is one event over, than another sidles up to take its place, and we are very busy in school with an open day coming up.

I did manage to get a lovely long walk in at the weekend, and this tree brightened my spirits! Wouldn't mind that car either! And the blue sky is, of course, a delight!I love when people plant flowers on the grass verge outside their house. Must try to do that next spring! Pretty!


This road very close by has these beautiful cherry blossom trees lining both sides, and it is just gorgeous for these few weeks, like driving under a canopy of blossoms, so I was thrilled to snap a few shots with my phone. It was hard to get one without a car blocking a bitof the view.
I was playing around with the Cameraawsome app, and got this stormy effect from CleanX, though a rain shower was just beginning as I took the photo. I like how the phone lines make it even more fierce looking! The sweeping clouds are not an edit item though, they really were there and they opened just as I reached home again.

Have a lovely week everyone!

12 comments:

  1. How lovely that you were able to see such beautiful colors on your walk! Gorgeous neighborhood!

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  2. Getting out and walking around my yard and taking in the spring blossoms always does me good so I'm sure your walk was a delight.
    Both trees are gorgeous! I like how you are under the canopy of a tree and it shows in the photo of looking out at the others.
    And yes, who wouldn't want that sporty little car!!!
    Have a great week Mimi!

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    1. Carletta, fair play to you! You noticed that I got a canopy of tree for my photo! I wondered when taking the photo if it would work; i think it did.

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  3. Such beautiful trees. Flowering trees are one of my very favorite things, too, they never fail to make me feel happy just looking at them. Glad you were able to catch a bit of a breather between events.

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  4. Spring is definitely on the way when the trees begin to flower. I think that's one of the reasons why spring is my favorite season: the trees wake up with such huge flowery smiles.

    The wires appear to be holding the clouds up from the earth. Nice shot.

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  5. Lovely captures! Walking is one of the big ways I "de-stress".

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  6. I love the cherry blossom best when it falls. <3

    Hope you stay warm and dry over the next few days! xx

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  7. Beautiful photos. We grow a lot of cherries in our area. I love the orchards in full bloom!

    And that is so neat with the rain coming down in that last photo! Very dramatic. I'm glad you got a little break for a nice long walk.

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  8. The Cherry Blossom is lovely while it stays on the trees.
    I love snapping dramatic skies, too.

    I think working towards a concert is a good goal to have. I will be doing another singing stint in July, God willing. Practicing!!!!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  9. I am approaching a settling down phase, Mimi, after finishing my novel, finishing the A to Z Challenge, finishing a bunch of other huge projects I had going-- it is nice! Love your photos, too!

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  10. Love all those beautiful blossoms.

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  11. Thank you for this beautiful visit to one of my favorite cities!

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