The buds are everywhere and in abundance. It is spring, which in New Mexico also means that either the wind or a late frost may diminish their beauty. I figured with both of those things forecast this week, I needed to get out and shoot as much as I could. For the past week, the blossoms have beckoned. Today's blog is heavy with buds from bulbs and flowering fruit trees alike.
First featured are assorted flowering plum tree blossoms that have been in bloom for several weeks. It was during one of my first shoots of those trees I realized that the buds were equally perfect subjects. Here is an image of buds and blossoms providing color rather than focus and form. That is left to the branch shadows on a stucco wall generating a bit of an abstraction.
Below is a single flowering plum tree bud. It is why I pursued buds this week and why it was well worth the time.
Here is another flowering fruit tree bud. I have no idea what type of tree it graces, but am guessing it could be a crabapple.
The buds here that are beginning to open are actually on the same tree as the bud featured in the previous photograph.
Pulling away from the closeups gives an entirely different perspective.
The tulip buds I photographed took their time in opening. Here is what I would call phase 2, when the color begins to appear.
The bud here is poised to open. In addition to the flower, I liked the waves created by the tulip leaves at the base.
It was terrific to hear from so many of you last week, including Barbara F. R., Sandra B., Bill P., Lisa S., Jean & Sam, Ann A., Steve, Catherine, M. Fred, and Ingrid! With luck, you will make some wonderful discoveries when you are out and about this week.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©