Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pale Pink Blossoms















I walked down to the mailbox this afternoon and noticed that my next door neighbor's yard was full of flowering trees...
These trailing pale pink blossoms gently waved in the warm breeze...

Our yard has at least 8 dogwoods and a beautiful Japanese cherry tree....
...but not a single blossom has appeared yet!

It is something to look forward to!

A blogging friend has pointed out that I am approaching 400 posts!
Guess it's time for another give away!
Hmmm....I will have to give this some thought...
...perhaps I'll sleep on it!
good night! :)

47 comments:

Cat said...

What a lovely treat to see on your way to pick up the mail! :)

NicNacManiac said...

Is there anything more beautiful...WOW !!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh those soft pink blossoms look dreamy...I'd be tempted to float some in a dish....do you think your neighbour would mind you picking a few?

Beach House Living said...

Those are very pretty. I was so happy to come home to the Magnolia blooms. Not a bloom in sight on the dogwoods here either.

DustyLu said...

Love them! So beautiful! Love the angle of those photos and the way you took them! ~lulu

Cassie said...

What a beautiful intro to spring! Thanks for sharing!

north pal said...

those blossoms are so stunning and lovely, not to forget that they also delicate. Bestest,Denise

junkdreams said...

Oh what pretty pinks....BTW....I saw your gorgeous blog featured in the Somerset Mag and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it!!
Congrrats!
xojanis

sissie said...

Thanks for sharing your touch of spring. Your neighbor must be happy to see flowers blooming.

hugs
Sissie

Yaya Chique, Home of debi lynn designs said...

Hey girlfriend!
Don't ya just LOVE spring!!! Of course, down here in Texas, along the gulf, we pretty much see different plants blooming throughout the year. I can't imagine what it would be like not to see flowers in bloom or even "green" grass (much less grass period---with all that white stuff you get)!!!! Guess one day you will have to come down to bayou country during your LONG HARD winter and get some sunshine in the south and watch the flowers bloom during the winter? :)

xo...deb

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Such spring loveliness. Your trees will bloom soon and then your neighbor will be envious. :)

maryann said...

Lovely, lovely blossoms!!

fairmaiden said...

Blossoms blossoming...sweet pale beauty.

Florence said...

Beautiful pink blossoms, happy spring. Florence

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
Sorry that I've missed a few of your posts. I had food poisoning from a slippery little oyster !!!!
The blossom looks beautiful. One of my favourite signs of Spring. We waved our daughter and boyfriend off to Japan on Sunday and they will be there just as the cherry blossom is at its best. It's supposed to be a wonderful sight.
Congratulations on 400 posts. That is a feat, indeed. I'm only up to 80 something !! I'm small fry compared to you !! haha.
Enjoy the blossom. We are not quite at that stage but, not long now. XXXX

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

So sweet and delicate! Just lovely, Laura. :-)

Anne

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
How lovely, the first blooms are always the most special to see. Congratulations on 400 posts, each one has been a treat to read. A little more patience and you'll be enjoying all those blossoms in your yard.
Good day to you,
Mimi

Dorthe said...

Your photoes are ever so beautifull, you made the pinkies look even more fantastic the way you photographed them.
xo Dorthe

It's me said...

Wauww that blossoms.....and pink........yes yes !! a give away.......!! hahaahhah!! i like presents............verry much..look at my post.......my darling laura..........have a nice day enjoy.....hugs from me........

Lovely Vintage said...

... what a wonderful post ... these blossoms ... WOW! ;O

Have a nice day ... here it is today a very nice spring day ... ;O ;o ;O Hope the sun is also shining for you.

Warm Regards, Bea

Lynda said...

Ik heb iets te verheugen ons op !!!!!! Aan de voorzijde van ons huis zijn er 6 van die bomen!! Dus zodra ze beginnen bloeien ..... mijn wereld buiten het raam ziet eruit als een roze wolk !!!:)..... Gewoon voor een paar dagen en dan begint het reinigen omdat alle kleine roze flowerleaves .......... in mijn tuin ..... of zelfs "slechter ".... mijn huis eind! !!!:)
Maar ..... ik vind ze .... een hoop!

Groeten
Lynda

Kom Achterom said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!!!!!
have a very nice and sunny day
Yolanda

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Hi Laura,
sooo beautiful, pale pink is one of my favorite colors.... It must be great, to walk this way to your mailbox...
Warm hugs,
Bine

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Laura

Beautiful blossoms. Our two apple trees have not blossomed either...Very slow this year.
I would like to have a dodwood tree in the garden, the flowers are so beautiful, I wonder what it would cope with out Somerset weather...
400 posts! Wow, I am amazed and often wonder how you have the time to fit it all in AND make each of your posts a delight to look at and read. Well done to you, it's a great achievement!

Take care
Isabelle x

cityfarmer said...

I have no flowering trees ...boohoo
guess I'll have to n-joy the neighbors'

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful! Love those blossoms, you enjoy theirs... and then enjoy yours. Have a blessed day! Hugs!

La Dolce Vita said...

gorgeous blossoms, thanks for sharing these!

Blondie's Journal said...

Lovely pink blossoms!! I love the surprise of spring blooms. They seem to happen overnight! My dogwood just bloomed and I brought a few stems into the house for a beautiful arrangement!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

xoxo
Janie

Robyn said...

LOOOOOVE that delicate shade of pink~!

Floss said...

Thes are so beautiful, Laura. I remember dogwoods from my time in the States. Even as a small child, I was very taken by the flowers. Please show us some when they finally come out!

ozma of odds said...

...simple loveiness! Spring trees that flower give us such a spectacular show!
xo, Rosemary

AuroraSuzette said...

That pale sweet pink color is fantastic! You got some great shots. I've just realized that my sun roses did not survive our winter here in Wa state, which was mild. Now I've got to tear them out and replant.

kim said...

Beautiful pics of the pink flowers. I am glad I found this blog. I have really become a fan of flea markets since I started blogging. I love some of the things you have found and how you have used them.

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them...I love pale pink flowers. Have a great day!!

Hugs,
Victoria

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply lovely!

Rebecca said...

Hi
I can't imagine 400 posts...how long have you been blogging? You are awesome girl!
Your pictures of the soft pink flowers are so beautiful, thanks for the uplift on this rainy day in Chicago
Blessings
Rebecca

carpe diem said...

Que mas post dulce, Tengo Ganas de ver YA flores!
un abrazo, Olga

Rosemary said...

Such a beautiful soft color Laura!!
Have a great day!
Rosemary

FRAMBOISINE said...

What lovely pictures !!! I'm so charmed but excuse me please to write in bad english !
I can read but i have very difficult to express myself in this language!
I beg your pardon ........
Belle fin de journée et à tout bientôt.

Jennifer said...

My son bought me a white dogwood 10 years ago... it's slowly growing and I love it so because it is from him. We have a gorgeous pink one that makes my heart sing. Lovely pictures! Jennifer

Ange said...

Ahh - I posted our Japanese Cherry Blossom a week or so ago. I'm devastated that it is soon to finish. I just love spring for those beautiful pink and white blossoms, the first bees and the nesting birds.
May your sleep be like a breath of Spring.
A

Sandi said...

These blossoms and photos are beautiful Laura!!
Blessings~

Jeannette said...

I can´t wait to see them here too! I bought some cherry blossom branches but they just resist to bloom! ;)
And is it not one of the most beautiful color combination....pale pink with with faded gray?
Big hug, Jeannette

Chrissy said...

Hi Laura!!! Your photos are lovely my friend! Thanks so much for coming by today,I have missed you!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Lovely photos.....oh I so love all the blossoms at this time of the year.

Unfortunately, my allergies don't. LOL LOL

Blessings,

Jo

Jane said...

The pink blossoms are gorgeous. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love to see all of the blossoms and color on the trees. So refreshing after a cold, gray winter.
Jane

Lina ♥ C´est la vie said...

Oh I love this flowers, the color... really beautiful!
Wish you a nice weekend,
Lina in Stockholm