Friday, April 04, 2008

Flowering Quince


Flowering Quince
Originally uploaded by linfrye
It's a funny thing -- watching the spring progress from the southern most parts of NC where I work to the northern most part of NC where I live. The flowering quince at the Arboretum was in full bloom almost three weeks ago, and yet at my home, full bloom wasn't reached until just this week ...

Sometimes I think it's really terrific to be able to experience Spring a bit longer than it actually is ...

12 comments:

Felicity said...

Wonderful - the background works beautifully to set it off!

Lorraine said...

Yes, that is truly a bonus for you. I never thought of it that way but people who travel daily for their work must also have this unique pleasure. I just love what you did with the background -- like a photo where the focus is on the very front flowers and the rest are faded into the background. Glorious colors too!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

Oh gosh Lin, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Joan said...

Lin - This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the detail of the flowers in focus and the misty look of the ones in the background. This is one of my favorites!!! You are so lucky to be able to capture these twice. Wonderful job on this!!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Lin, this is beautiful. Your artistry progresses constantly.

Year before last when we went in April from here to Pennsylvania, it was amazing to see Spring in various stages of dress! Even in NC and TN last May, it was the same. Wish we were there again. Have you seen the "Songcatcher". Lovely NC movie.

Anonymous said...

Lin,
Gorgeous! However did you do that background?
Shirley

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Beautiful, Lin!
chris p

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Wow, these just pop off the page. Beautiful.

Tami said...

WOOZA! This is GREAT! I love the background as well and the details in the bloom!

Diahn said...

Beautiful, Lin - I love the depth you've achieved - those out of focus background flowers make the focal point that much stronger!

africantapestry said...

Your quince blossoms are just beautiful Lin!
ronell

Carole said...

This is terrific, Lin. I love the depth of field that the blurred background gives.