Spring seemed to take a long time to develop this year and when it did the trees seemed about ready to burst forth out of their Winter dormancy. When April rolled around, I asked for suggestions on trees that were coming to bloom and received a suggestion about this tree at the Abbot Public Library. At the first opportunity, I visited the library and found that I had missed the peak bloom with more than a few petals having fallen to the ground. That being said, the light was incredible and, when the wind picked up just enough, the […]
Last week, I shared images taken at Harris Street cemetery and remarked that those three trees might have taken the title from my previous ‘favorite tree’ in town. Three days after taking those images and, appropriately enough, on a Wednesday, I drove up Washington Street and saw ‘my’ tree in full bloom.
I pulled over and marveled at the tree in its setting with incredible light coming down in the late afternoon. The only problem was the very large truck blocking half of the view. I realized that the house was undergoing some renovations and knocked on the door […]
I mentioned in Monday’s post that I had gone out on Saturday, April 20th to try to capture trees at peak bloom once the rain finally let up. My first stop was Garnet Street which lies off Beach Street. I had accidentally happened upon this street lined with magnolia trees when I took advantage of the first warm day to take my kids to Devereux beach. Since then, I had been stopping here to check the status of the trees.
I had photographed the street on April 17th when the trees had been at peak bloom but wasn’t happy with […]
So this is the image I really wanted to capture when I came back to the Harris Street Cemetery on Sunday at sunrise. I had photographed the cemetery and its three beautiful cherry trees at peak bloom the day before but the light was coming from the opposite direction. That made this angle tough to capture as the interior cherry blossoms were in the shadows and the light was just all wrong.
I woke at 6am having checked the forecast and noting clear blue skies were expected. That gave me an extra hour of sleep as there was no point […]