Friday, April 16, 2010

One Perfect Photo......


....out of the many I shot yesterday......it was hard to choose, but when I opened this one on the screen, it begged to be chosen.
I could have filled this page with beautiful images of the flowering crabapple in the front yard as it has exploded into blossom and the directional light of the morning sun brought each flower, petal, leaf and branch to life. The scent was delicious in the early, damp air! Some buds intense pink, some soft, flowers in all stages of blooming.
Oh! How to narrow it down!
But still.....just one to say it all, for now.....

Pax.

54 comments:

Marilyn said...

Just one word.....
....Beautiful!!
Have A Wonderful Weekend!!
Love,
Marilyn

Silke said...

Ooooooo, so beautiful! I could stare at that for hours - isn't it amazing how sometimes everything can be contained in one little blossom! Loved your post yesterday - made me laugh!! Especially the photo... That's some pet you have... Love, Silke

yoborobo said...

Anne - how beautiful! I love how it is its own little world. :) Happy weekend to you! xoxoxo!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marilyn,

Same to you---I hope your weekend goes well....many hugs!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Silke, that was a photo of me on a bad hair day yesterday.....LOL!!!! :D
I wish I could post all the pics from that shoot, but boy, that ONE just jumped out......some of the other might appear later.

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam,

It's kind of like me......hanging out there on the edge, in my own little world!
As I recall, the wind had blown enough to seperate the other limbs around it, so there it sat.
What luck!

XXOO!!
Anne

marianne said...

lovely anne! happy spring!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Truly is beautiful. All the tiny bits of color and all the shades of green. What a subject to paint. Have a great weekend.
QMM

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey marianne....was just at your blog!
I think it does say Happy Spring!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Linda Moran said...

Gorgeous!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi QMM!

I guess I am so lazy I never look at these as possible paintings, though if you want to, be my guest. I don't mind.
I am not a person who loves a lot of green, but this was an exception...... :)

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Linda,

Thanks!!! :)

XXOO!!
Anne

audrey said...

This is so beautiful in its simplicity. It makes us aware of how the intricate beauty of the small parts makes the WOW of the whole!!
I LOVE the green faded out background. This one needs to be framed.
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Audrey!

You know, the funny thing is I never print my photos. I take them basically for the blog and a record of things for myself, in the computer.
It struck me after this pic that *maybe* I should do something more with them......
I occasionally (well, frequently!) am so slow on the uptake! LOL!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Janet Ghio said...

This photo is indeed beautiful! the softness of the green background--

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Janet,

All I can say is thank heavens I have a smart camera that figures these things out for me, and also captures excellent correct color.... :)

XXOO!!
Anne

kj said...

totally perfect, anne. i find the the green background mesmerizing (okay so i can't spell it and no spell check) and there is something about the way certain greens and pinks go together to create a balanced calm.

i can see why you chose this anne.

sometimes, it's just the most beautiful world.

love
kj

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi kj,

I am so glad I took time to shoot pics yesterday; it is already darkening here and we may be in for severe storms later, which means all those blossoms will be GONE.
UGH.
Indiana weather is....ooooooo...Mother Nature on a lot of bad hormone days!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Georgina said...

Just gorgeous. Around here it turns from brown to green, we're going green right now!! hahahahha!!! Have some flowers I bought the other day at Home Depot...need to plant them before they die...I don't have much of a green thumb, it's mostly brown, like the sand around here!!

Love ya,
G

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Georgina,

LOL!!!! Well, what happens here with flowers is from many years ago. I can barely bend to mess with them and they are sort of going *feral*.....
Each year it is a surprise that they return.
The majority of trees are slowly turning green, though there are a lot in the woods that are still in bud.It always gets very green overnight....

XXOO!!
Anne

Jan said...

Feral flowers, what a concept, I like it. Beautiful photo, Anne. I almost never print my photos either but I enjoy letting my slideshow play and glancing at them that way. You should print and frame some for your home, or even for sale.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

hey Jan,

Isn't it odd how we take tons of pics and stick them in the computer?
Maybe I do need to do a floral screensaver....I can only look at the Misfits and Jerry sooooo much....LOL!!!
For Sale......two words I have not dealt with in a good while. ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Marie S said...

It is sooooo perfect a picture, Anne.
Beautiful words again too!!
You can see the light you are describing in the photo, it is gorgeous.
Love and hugs

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Marie---you know, that would make a nice card or wedding announcement or fade it down and print some paper with the design.....hmmmmm.....

XXOO!!
Anne

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

lovely!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Tristan....wish I could bottle that apple blossom scent.... :)

XXOO!!
Anne

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anne!!! this photo is gorgeous!!! I love everything about Spring...especially the beautiful blooming trees....

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Diana,

All the redbuds in the woods are in bloom now---it looks like the whole was touched with a light magenta paintbrush. I forgot my camera on the trip to town...as usual......but it was gorgeous!

XXOO!!
Anne

MyPinkTurtle said...

Oh Anne! So many flowers in this blog, I am jealous and envious and even more! The flowers are just about to open on the apple trees here, almost a month earlier than normal and tonite we are expecting serious cold that might freeze them over! If this happens, it means no apples in the trees around here this year! Keeping my fingers crossed! HAPPY WEEKEND DARLING! LuLu

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Lulu,

We are expecting cold over the weekend, and I will be trying to find a sheet to cover my wisteria, which is opening at an alarming rate.
Everything is ahead of it's normal schedule.....except for the dandelions. ;)
Hope the cold misses you too!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Morning Anne,
Yeessss, It is a beautiful photo!
Have you thought about making cards with your gorgeous pictures?
You can put me down for a set!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs,
Anna

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well Anna, maybe I should open that Etsy shop after all.....that keeps going over and over in my mind, and heaven knows I could put a nice set of floral cards together.
I'll have to do some serious thinking.....you'll hear the brain grinding away!! LOL!

XXOO!!
Anne

Ces said...

Ah uhm, it's just a flower...

Ces said...

Big deal, just a flower...

Ces said...

A beautiful flower..

Ces said...

A perfect take.

Ces said...

A perfect shot of a beautiful flower!

Thank you.

HAHAHAHAHHA! I wanted to see how you would react.

Tsup!

di from di-did-it said...

Stunning! I can almost smell the fresh air and feel teh dappled sunlight on my skin.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oooh...I so agree with the suggestions that you should make your photos into card sets...or....another mug? This photo is stunning and I can almost see it swaying gently in the breeze. The colours are fantastic! Ours are awhile away here, but at least we have a few daffodils out and the tulips are getting ready.

marianne said...

hi anne- blog award for you, should you choose to accept it, on my blog- have a great weekend!

Elena said...

Amazingly beautiful! And loved the recap of the morning smells. Perfect description. But your photo really has me craving green apple jollyranchers. What's that about? Also loved your previous humor post...hee,hee!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

CES!!!!

What an ornery Oak Pixie you are!!!
I think I'll send you to live with the Catalpa Trees that have great big green squirmy catapillers on them!
LOL!!!! LOL!!!!
You're too much. :D

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Di!

Bingo---that was what I felt when I opened the photo on the computer.
I picked the right one! ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi MA!

Hey, I need you guys to do my product design for me---I had not thought about the florals for mugs.... and it doesn't take long to put those out there, bought or not!
I have to see if things made it through the night.....got quite cold!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marianne!

Thank You! I'll get over this weekend and pick it up.....the muse is back and I want to pamper it. I actually MADE ART yesterday!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Elena,

Gosh, I used to buy those Jolly Rancher candies by the sack. Loved the apple and watermelon. I have not thought about those in years, but reading about them made me remember the intense taste and, like Pavlovs dog and the bell---salivate!
Wonder if they still sell them????


XXOO!!
Anne

The Garden Bell said...

Thanks you for such a sweet treat this Saturday night. That's it..I'm heading back over tomorrow first light to check mine out at the Lilac Gardens.

I don't know how you could pick just one. As you know that would probably just stress me out too much to have to narrow it down that much. I never got the "Simple but Perfect" thing into my crazy gardening brain. It's sort of like I plant to, kind of Helter Scatter all over with all kinds, but somehow it works. You should have seen how I just to paint...icks...

Have a delightful Sunday,
Kate

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anne!!! Just popping in to say hello...and to answer your question...I always leave my rock art at the beach and hope that someone stumbles upon it and smiles!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Kate,

The only thing gardenwise that is *perfect* or *one* is here on the blog! My garden has always been a mess, as much as I try otherwise, and frankly, I find it interesting to see what has moved where!
If I had posted all the crabapple photos, well, it would have been as tall as the tree.... LOL!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Diana,

Oh, that is so cool! I would hope they go to good homes with happy hands picking them up!

XXOO!!
Anne

freebird said...

Beautiful shot. It reminded me to download the photos I took of MY apple tree yesterday! I got a few good ones which makes me happy because this year I have the most blossoms of the 7 years that poor tree has survived here in the desert getting nibbled on by bugs and rabbits, hurt by drought and not enough loving from me.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I frequently have photos IN the camera and then spend hours looking in the computer, wondering where they are......at some point, I may actually LEARN!
Glad you have blossoms!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Deborah said...

OMGosh, Anne, this is perfection. Fabulous shot. Stunning. Keep shooting! **kisskiss** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Deb.....I sat down to watch a hockey game and slept through it all......now I have to COOK.
Pfffft.

XXOO!!
Sleepy

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