Our challenge this week, as you may have guessed, is a macro shot.
It seems like it's taken a long time for Spring to arrive here. But Tuesday was bright and sunny so I took the opportunity to enjoy the day, and took my camera along. Many of our trees were just now showing some tiny buds. What better way to celebrate spring than capturing these tiny buds in a photo.
These tiny buds were found on our Japanese Lilac tree. When it is in full bloom the scent is heavenly.
These pinkish buds are from one of our Ornamental Pear trees, though the flowers will come out white.
From our Maple Tree, gorgeous colored buds.
We have about 16 trees in our yard. In addition to the trees above we have a ginkgo tree, an apple tree, Chinese Elms, Pin Oaks, a Japanese Bloodgood, and several Austrian Pines.
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain
Who intimately lives with rain
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have an chance to enjoy nature this weekend!
Please stop by Sally's Blog to check out the other photos for this week's challenge.