Laura Macky Photography

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Spring Has Sprung!


It’s been so beautiful here lately, and I have to admit that I’m liking it on some level even though we are in a serious drought.  Everything is blooming!  I must get out and take more of “spring” because it definitely has sprung early!

My lack of knowledge of foliage is obvious in that I can’t name most of the flowers I am photographing, so I’m always up for identification.   It was a mostly cloudy day actually with a few spots of sun shining through thinner areas of clouds.  Another softbox in the sky day!

Spring Has Sprung


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

40 thoughts on “Spring Has Sprung!

  1. My that was quick, nice bit of blossom – Apple?

    • Yes, one rain and blossoms! There are no apples on these trees, so I’m really not sure what they are. One of my friends is a Master Gardener, so perhaps she will chime in. 🙂

  2. can’t help with the ID but I can say I love it…

  3. Oh, Laura, thank YOU! We are in the middle of a blizzard here and to SEE flowers puts tears in my eyes. This has been one very long and brutal winter and it is just not leaving. Bless you for these gorgeous photos!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

  4. Aren’t you lucky! We are in for 30cm of snow today. Die winter!!!!!

  5. The photo says Spring all over. It’s wonderful that you get to experience this beauty a bit early this year. Can’t wait until it’s our turn over here in Colorado.

  6. I love abundant blossom photographs. The outer pink buds are so beautiful. Just curious, since I am new to following you, where are you located. It is looking a lot like spring here too (southern California) and we are in the middle of a drought, severe drought, wondering if you are close by. I spent about 2 hrs on Saturday photographing “spring” in my mother-in-laws garden, what a treat.

    • We are 20 minutes east of SF. It’s been in the 70’s lately! Crazy but nice at the same time. We have a severe drought too although probably worse than yours since we send all our water down to you haha. 😉

  7. beautiful and spring is here also and am so happy to have longer days and warmer weather.

  8. Very nice capture. And of course the composition is spot-on. Bravo my dear!

  9. Count your Spring blessings – we are heading into a single digit couple of days here. Just the right amount of depth of focus ion this one.

  10. I can’t even remember how long now, 4 or 5 years of drought in New Mexico. Fortunately we had a forward looking government that put in place good water management, some years ago. I don’t know those lovely blossoms either, but I see them here as well.

  11. It certainly looks like that, thank you. Like yours, ours don’t get fruit either, so must be some sort of hybrid, ornamental,fruitless crab apple. 🙂

  12. Very nice. Lots of trees were blooming before we left the Bay Area last Wednesday. We’ve seen only cloudy skies and rain in Taiwan. Saturday should be an improvement. The weather bureau forecasts sun and warmer weather.

  13. Beautiful image…spring seems like a dream that happened a long time ago…this endless winter goes on and on. More snow today…sigh… 🙂

  14. Lovely photo. The thing is, there’s always someone who will know what this is.

  15. Spring hasn’t sprung yet here in NYC it’s 19 degrees today and it’s windy so it feels much colder. March is always unpredictable.

  16. I love blossom photos. MM is right – I think it is an apple or cherry blossom?
    We are in drought here also right now. About 95% of our state and part of a neighbouring state. Farmers are having to kill their livestock and their farms are going to the wall.
    Even here in town we have dead patches in our lawns and cracks are appearing everywhere. Houses are moving on their foundations and doors are sticking. It’s amazing how much we rely on rain isn’t it?

    • Wow that’s incredible. 😦 I know our farmers are struggling and food prices are sky rocketing. The earth is definitely changing.

      • Well it is and it isn’t. Australia has always had drought. Helen McKellar wrote “I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains. Of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains”.
        It’s always been that way. In the past couple of years we have had ravaging floods and now the cycle is turning once more. It’s just a shame to see the human suffering that the weather causes.

        • Oh I see. Here in California we’ve had droughts before but it’s been a long while I think. And certainly nothing like what you’ve experienced in Australia. It is a shame when people suffer. I always thank my lucky stars that “so far” things are ok here. After that 1989 earthquake, I don’t take anything for granted! That scared the living pants off me!

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