Thursday, January 26, 2012

this or that thursday: cherry blossom

Look what I found blooming...


Every single year I find a new type of plant or shrub or tree that I've never ever seen before. You would think after all these years I would have noticed everything, but there's always something new. This one is called a tiawan cherry tree.


Isn't it pretty?


By the way, even though I've been on facebook for years, I've never really embraced it. I've decided to give it a try. It'll be more fun if I'm friends with some of my blog buddies! Click right here to go to my profile if you want to be friends!



Okay, now what did you find to capture this week? I can't wait to see! Here
 are the rules.
  • submit the url of your blog post, not your home page
  • link up a photo that was taken by you
  • include a link back to my blog in your post (you can use the button or a text link if you prefer)
  • visit a few other blogs and leave some comment love 
Okay, now let's see what you've been shooting!


71 comments:

  1. So jealous that you have blooms already! Beautiful shots as always, the colors are so pretty. Happy Thursday.

    Tiffany

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  2. So pretty! I love winter but I am ready to see some color out in nature again! And I think that gorgeous little plant bloomed in time for Chinese New Year!

    Happy Thursday!!

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  3. Oh wow - I´m so envious of those pretty, pink flowers! Facebook is really handy sometimes, I recently opened a page for my blog there and post my iPhone pic there. :-)

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  4. I can't believe you have blooms! And you captured them beautifully.

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  5. Lovely! Can't wait until we have things blooming around here.

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  6. Sooo gorgeous. I can't believe that it feels like spring right now. I am thinking we won't get snow this year.

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  7. Gorgeous! Such a beautiful flower!

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  8. great shots! lovely blooms too :)

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  9. such sweet shots...just what I needed on this rainy day...

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  10. Gorgeous shots of the beautiful flowers!
    Wish you a beautiful day.
    Mette

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  11. So pretty and yes spring will be here soon! : )

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  12. What a lovely early gift -- thank you so much for sharing, Deb. :)

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  13. Wow! These are beautiful! I'm about to head out the door to see if I can find some ice to photograph. No flowers here. No living ones anyway. :)

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  14. Seriously? you are looking at flowers? I wish I wish I wish! It's a beautiful photo - so jealous!

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  15. i love how they hang in little bell clusters. very pretty! :)

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  16. My yard is blooming too! Beautiful!

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  17. I love the softness of the backgrounds which contrasts so nicely with the vibrancy of the colors. Lovely. Hey...friend requested ya on FB. So if you see "Kathy Blackburn"....thats me :).

    Kathy

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  18. Now isn't that SUPER exciting!!!! They are so pretty!!!!

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  19. I know what you mean about always finding something new blooming, etc.!

    And that first photo is just gorgeous. I love flowers. :)

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  20. Wow - this first picture really caught my eye - the colors are just amazing! Love the other one's too. And, those doors from yesterday's post were way cool!!

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  21. How very pretty. We got nothin'! It's all brown and dried out looking around these parts...

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  22. They're gorgeous! I keep finding new blooms too. It's like seeing with new eyes ;)

    Thanks for hosting and sharing your gorgeous photos!!

    PS I sent a friend request on fb ;)

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  23. Hi Deb,
    Beautiful shots! I'm envious as we have snow and cold now. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought

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  24. Beautiful flowers. This is my first time participating. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else is shooting.

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  25. Beautiful flowers! I love that color.

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  26. A stunning Pink and wonderful little flowers. Great !

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  27. Beautiful color and DOF in these. I'm envious of your flowers, it'll be another couple of months here! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  28. Gorgeous blooms Deb! The color is delicious! Jealous!!

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  29. That is gorgeous tree. You are so lucky to live in so warm place that even now it is blooming.

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  30. Very pretty Deb. The bokeh is just gorgeous.

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  31. wow, stunning!!

    such exquisite shots!!
    love every single one.

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  32. What I wouldn't give to see some of that color where I live right now - these are so beautiful!

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  33. These flowers give off a wonderful light, beautiful photos with delicious colors. Exquisite beauty. Greetings.

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  34. How beautiful! I wish I would find something blooming in my yard. Everything is beyond dead. :-P

    Thanks for hosting!

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  35. Those are gorgeous! I don't think I've heard of a Taiwan cherry tree before, will have to see if they grow in my area as well.

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  36. hi Deb... WOW, seriously that Pink flower is shocking! (That was a compliment btw - shocking pink colour) I LOVE the crisp focus and DOF...makes me feel all spring-like. No such weather luck here in England right now -- cold snap here to stay for few weeks longer. I can't wait to get back out there with my camera. Thx for hosting linky once again.
    Jennie. x

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  37. Pretty in pink. I love finding blooms this time of year. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  38. Wow Deb, incredible pictures! And I have never heard of those either, so beautiful! AND they're pink, my favorite!!

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  39. beautiful! It's gonna be a while til we see that around here... unfortunately.

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  40. Such a pretty flower. You have captured it so well, great bokeh and composition.

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  41. That is such a pretty wee flower, and your shots are great. Not much colour here yet I'm afraid.
    I'm a bit annoyed I forgot it was thursday and I've no new pictures to put up for this or that thursday :((

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  42. Deb - that flower is gorgeous! I'm so jealous of you -- seeing beautiful blooms already. It's cold and dreary here in Ohio.

    Just looked you up on Facebook, too! Thanks for all of your PL encouragement lately. I appreciate it! ~Sally

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  43. Oh. lovely, lovely flowers.
    My blog has a widget...
    (as of today) only 53 days to Indiana spring!

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  44. These are beautiful deb! We currently have evergreens, and ... STICKS! sigh ... soon, right?

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  45. That is so pretty Deb! I am glad you found it : )

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  46. These are gorgeous, Deb!! I already had a major case of spring fever and now I am just plain burning up, haha.

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  47. Stunning! I love the depth of field on this photos!

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  48. That first photo is just gorgeous--I love that shade of pink!

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  49. these are beautiful flowers and beautiful shots :)

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  50. Lovely bloom.. love the close up macro shots.

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  51. Love your shots Deb!! So beautiful and delicate. It must be so nice to discover some flowers after all the cold weather. I feel so blessed to live in a climate where we have flowers blooming all year round.
    I have sent you a friend request on Facebook (Liz DenehySB). I am a seasoned Facebooker as I have family & friends interstate and overseas in US & UK. I also have a photography page (EA Photography) which has been great for connecting with other photographers and learning.

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  52. lovely macro and very pretty indeed! i've never heard of the tiawan cherry tree but do have some simple flowers similar around where i live...though the shot is just superb!

    also, i'd really appreciate if you could contribute for Saturday Sareenity.

    cheers!

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  53. I'm back again today to add photos of my Chinese New Year play date. :-)

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  54. I'm the 62nd comment??! WOW! :-) Deb, these are STUNNING. The flowers are so clean and crisp against the blurry background. You must have found the perfect aperture to get that amazing balance. LOVE!!!

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  55. I'm back again! I know I'm starting to become stalker-like, but I just had some really fun photos from our children's pirate parade and I had to link up and share them. :-)

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  56. It's gorgeous! So refreshing to see this. We are buried in snow here with more to come. I always love to see the fresh life blooming. This gives me something to look forward to!

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  57. these are amazing! so sharply focused, beautiful :)

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  58. What delicate beauty. Ah....longing for spring but enjoying what is at the same time.

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  59. Isn't that the best thing about photography, is that your always finding something new to take pictures of. Just when we think things are old something new and fresh presents itself!

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  60. The blossoms are beautiful! Delicate bright pink, love your third photo Deb. I had never heard of Tiawan Cherry either. Does it produce edible fruit?

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  61. Just linked to your site from another! What a delight! I love your flower photos! Looked through many others and enjoyed them as well!

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