Saturday, April 12, 2008


Smaller version of a image based on Andrea's tree, with a bit of Lisa's dog on a hot tin hut. A learning process.

Have gotten a copy of PhotoShop 7 as a generous present, but have not loaded it. I am cautious, looking at a book.

Yesterday, Saturday, spring was abundant - daffodils, magnolia and fairy laced light pink cherry trees were in high bloom. Forsythia was at its height - golden yellow flames against the still brown landscape. But, as we drove home, getting on an Expressway we saw long stand of common large bushes with just a strong hint of grayish green. It was the most subtle perfect sight within a gloriously beautiful day.

It was the first day we were out without jackets. No one should suffer on a day like that.


The Artful Eye said...

Lovely portrait of Spring. Hints, here and there, and light and airiness in your color palette. Perfect for this day.

Glad to hear you are experiencing nice weather. We've gone from 35 degree mornings to 90 degree afternoons. It's crazy, we really don't get much of a spring transition. It's more like winter to summer.

Have a wonderful day.

The Artful Eye said...

It's me again. I noticed a slew of beautiful imagery in your lint trap. I too am wondering why these are not front and center. I will be commenting.

Sweet Irene said...

A day without jackets! We have not been that fortunate yet!

We are waiting for the Golden rain to bloom, that will be our real sign of spring.

Your image is full of springtime, all newly minted green hues. I feel you have bombarded us with it and it feels good.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

on friday it was 80 on the north coast of california. today it was cold and foggy. typical. but hurrah for spring.
i too was looking at the lint trap today. these are rejects? seconds? lesser thans?
don't forget your sunscreen.
~sue okieffe

Bobbie said...

John, I love that spring green that is so close to the color of my notion of paradise. I think your cold weather came down to us. It was 40 deg. last night, pretty cool for Texas April weather.

dianeclancy said...

Hi John,

Lovely work!!

That day was great here too!

~ Diane Clancy