Closeups …

25 May

Well, I said I might get some closeups of the blossoms, and here they are.
It must be pointed out that the first few are small tree that I can’t see from my window, and, in fact, when I was out shooting the photos in the last post, was not blooming at all. Now it looks like it’s made of white fuzzy caterpiggles. (LOL … the spell-checker doesn’t like Pogo words!)

Now, these next are from the trees in the last post, i.e., the ones about which I remarked to Eva that they looked like peppermint hard candies. They had been through a bit of a rainstorm (thankfully, not much wind), so I was walking on petals, but enough remained for these shots. Paradoxically, I think the reduced numbers made for more-easily composed photos.

I rather like that last one a lot.
Now, this is something I’ve never seen, though I’ve lived with a magnificent locust tree for some 30 years in my own yard: That little sprig, covered with little round beebles (excuse the technical term), is new to me; I’ve never seen one before. It looks a bit like what a coleus thinks is a flower (What in hell does a coleus know?). Wikipedia says it’s seeds, but locusts are kinda famous for their big ol’ seed pods that get all over your lawn and have to be dealt with, some way or other. This does NOT look like that. I’ll keep watching.

And that’s the lot.
Cheers, all!


Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


11 responses to “Closeups …

  1. evawiren

    May 25, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    These photos are so very nice, beautiful flowers ,details and so much. The last picture. It looks so familiar but I cant find the name I have been looking around.

    • derwandersmann

      May 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you, Eva. It is a locust tree, probably some hybrid of the honey locust, because there are no thorns.

  2. saktimari

    May 26, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Wow beautiful…..piękne…..trees full of flowers…
    in garden will be a lot of fruits….. Derwandersmann masz dobry humor tyle pięknych zdjęć…. 🙂 🙂
    Miłego Dnia…Mari 🙂

    • derwandersmann

      May 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Yes … many little sour apples … but the birds will get most of them.
      And it does cheer me up.

      • saktimari

        May 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm

        Do you like birds more than sour apples….?
        Wolisz ptaki niż kwaśne jabłka…. 😆 😆 🙂

      • derwandersmann

        May 26, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        I like the birds very much. The apples are only good for making jelly, and I don’t make jelly.

  3. blackcalla

    May 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Wow, that’s an amazing tree. Nice shots of it. 🙂

    • derwandersmann

      May 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks, Merle. I see it every year, and usually take shots of them, weather permitting, but I don’t always seem to post them.

  4. Harry...the Man!

    September 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Reading this blog post now makes me pine for late Spring again. I feel that the beauty of the seasons – amongst other things – has passed me by this year. This year has not proven the best for me. I should remember to forget my problems and enjoy the beauty of nature much more.

    • derwandersmann

      September 11, 2014 at 12:45 am

      Yep. Ya gotta be quick with stuff like those flowers … they don’t exactly wait around.
      Missed you, buddy … this introspection is all very well, but …

      • Harry...the Man!

        September 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

        I’m sorry that you’ve missed me. It’s been a rotten year for me. Just two weeks ago, I was at the blessing as my brother-in-law’s ashes were buried. I wasn’t so much grieving myself but the wife and stepdaughter were.

        I’ve spent the year in doctor’s surgergies, hospitals and generally stopping the two of them having nervous breakdowns.

        I’ve had my own problems but I’ve had to keep them to myself.

        Sorry that I haven’t been around too much, recently.


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