If a picture's worth a thousand words, then my camera's been very talkative these past few weeks, speaking flowery language, morning, afternoon & evening.

Japanese Apricot 59/365 Japanese Apricot Magnolia stellata Sakura 68/365     58/365 64/365 61/365 


Though on second thought, I'm not sure the adage applies here. None of the photos I've taken replace one hundred, let alone one thousand words. Short phrases, like "sunny, yellow forsythia", "delicate, pink sakura", and "frilly, white magnolias" describe the subjects.  And only a few more words are needed for  other details such as setting (e.g., street-side garden, balcony), lighting (e.g., overcast skies, morning sun) or mood (e.g., exuberant, contemplative).

For now, if my pictures can stand in for a few captivating nouns, vivid adjectives, and lyrical verbs, I'll be satisfied. With time & lots of practice, I hope to be able to tell a complete story.  I still have so far to go, but this approach may help me develop & express photographic vision.

67/365 Mild tulipomania

I'm beginning to ramble so I'll return to the topic -- blossoms -- stop the words & link to the images:

Sakura (cherry blossoms)

Japanese Apricot (Prunus mume)

A Whiter Shade of Pale


If you're interested, you can view slideshows. Just click on the first photo in each gallery.