Lots of Pictures of Cherry Blossom

Thursday, 20 March 2014




It's been very windy here this week so they aren't quite as sharp s I'd hoped. Out of the dozens I took these were the best. I've found that cutting branches and bringing the blossoms indoors is not worth doing. The flowers look drab very quickly, besides they look so good against the blue sky.

Knitting news ~ I finished the shawl I begun in December. It's Ravelled here. I'm wearing it now and loving its usefulness.

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful Sue, and a great way to welcome in spring!!! xx

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  2. What gorgeous blossoms! You're right - they are perfect against that blue sky. Thank you for the taste of spring. We are still knee deep in snow (quite literally) here (Ottawa).

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  3. So agree with the above comments. Our little school, before it was closed, had 4 or so of these trees down their driveway, must go and check them out. When they drop their petals, it was reminiscent of confetti!

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  4. we have grey skies and no blossom. all hail the frozen north.............

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  5. I honestly wonder if there is any need for me to go to Japan for the hanami. I could spare myself the 12 hour flight and the jet lag and just look at your pictures from the comfort of my computer screen.

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  6. How beautiful! Difficult int eh breeze but these are really lovely Sue. xx

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  7. Sue, thank you for the close ups of the pretty blossoms and the visiting bee. All looking so very good, as is that splendid shawl you've knitted. I've used that yarn and know it was a perfect choice for that design. Your knitting is rather wonderful!

    xo

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  8. Yes I've tried bringing in the blossom and its not much good after a day or so but what photos.
    LOVE that shawl! The lacy design looks very hard though, well done and such a generous size for wrapping around. The middle bit looks gorgeous. I've just started a simpler shawl for a gift, similar colour but paler - indigo heather, on 100cm long circular needles which makes me wonder how long yours must have been?! And thin needles! mine are 6mm. I keep looking at the photos of it, beautiful.

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    1. The pattern wasn't hard at all Niki, I just followed a chart and did what it told me. The tricky bit was keeping track of what I'd done so used lots of stitch markers to mark each pattern repeat. My daughter is modelling the shawl in the pictures and she is the same height as me -5' 4" so you can see how long it is. I used 100cm circular needles too.

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  9. Anonymous4:33 pm GMT

    Joy! Thanks for sharing your spring with us.

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  10. Beautiful photos, beautiful blossom. Reminds me of playing Snow White and Rose Red as a little girl (we'd have been for it if we'd picked the roses but cherry and apple blossom were allowed).
    I've noticed the bumble bees are out and about too. Spring is here!
    Sarah.

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  11. Gorgeous shawl, Sue. I can well appreciate how much time went into that thing. All worth it, I'm sure, when you get to have such beauty to wrap yourself up in.

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  12. Glorious. I need to plant an earlier variety cherry blossom tree, obviously.

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  13. beautiful blossom, beautiful shawl!

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  14. I just love that shawl, and the website is pretty fab, too. Have been buried in a crochet project for months which is nearly finished. I miss knitting and look forward to a new project.

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  15. Stunning photographs! It's such a good year for the cherry blossoms, really cheers me up as I drive home past all the trees on my road as they shower pink through the air - wonderful!
    Katie

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  16. The plum trees at the front of our house are looking the best for a few years so hopefully this year we'll get lots of plums and you'll get plenty of cherries.

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    1. It doesn't produce edible cherries Elizabeth, but let's hope my quince tree has plenty of fruit.

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  17. Wow - no blossom around here, but the trees are now in bud, so hopefully not too long to wait. The blue sky looks stunning as a background for the pink blossom. x

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  18. Stunning, especially the one with the bee. I'm waiting for the pear blossom. Won't be long now I think.

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  19. These are so very beautiful! I always feel my spirits lift at the sight of blossom, and am eagerly waiting for my plums, pears and apple to bloom. My little boy seems to have inherited my love of blossom (along with so much else!) and has been shouting out "BLOSSOM" from the back seat every time we drive past ornamental cherries.

    I actually came across your blog last week when I was searching for images of blossom and spring flowers, and when I clicked through to your posts I found a lot of really happy-making content, so I'm following now :)

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  20. Glorious blossom, and the shawl is looking pretty good too!

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  21. Beautiful blossoms and photos Sue. Must be nice to have Spring finally appear in your part of the world. And gorgeous shawl too :-) Mel x

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