Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Cherry Tree Throwback


Some time ago before I had many followers, I posted a picture of a cherry tree.  I thought I’d post it again since it’s one of my favorites.  This was taken at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco.  What a beautiful place!  If you ever get the chance to visit in springtime, please do because it is gorgeous there!



Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

79 thoughts on “Cherry Tree Throwback

  1. I love those trees. My grandmother’s yard is full of them 🙂 thank you for bringing back the memory with this photo!! 🙂

  2. Beautiful. I enjoy the re-posts of things like this. It’s either from before I started following or I forgot how pretty it was. Thanks.

  3. She’s a beauty, alright! 🙂 I like her spread – so soft and pretty and far-reaching.

  4. Really like the muted, subtle, desaturated tones in this shot Laura

  5. Wow… I haven’t seen such a perfect picture. Perfect color perfect shape.. And perfect border… You do deserve tons of followers…

  6. Worthy of the re-post Laura. A superb photo of a real beauty. 🙂

  7. Nothing wrong with recycling 🙂 Yes, it sure is a beautiful space.

  8. very kewl 🙂 Kolorz 🙂

  9. A beautiful beautiful image-nature never ceases to amaze and delight!

  10. It is really beautiful Laura 🙂

  11. Straight to my heart! Drinking jasmine tea there; some of my fondest memories.

  12. Looks like a little bit of paradise. great shot.

  13. I love Cherry blossoms and this is a beautiful tree.

  14. Wow just beautiful I can easily see why it is one of your favorites. Right away I noticed , where they had the two lateral branches propped up to help maintain the shape and form of the tree kind of like espalier trees. Reminds me of childhood days helping my grandparents to put supports under the peach tree branches loaded with peaches. mmm now I am hungry for a fresh peach pie. !

  15. Great photo. Love the colors

  16. I could see a picnic happening under that tree 🙂

  17. Definitely worth posting again! Beautiful!

  18. I can understand why it is one of your favorites Laura. Beautiful!

  19. In my opinion, not a throwback, but rather a reprise–and a worthy one, at that!

  20. BEAUTIFUL old lady, even with her crutches.

  21. WOW! That is breathtaking! 🙂

  22. Laura, I have absolutely no clue what you did in editing, but this looks like a painting and it is SO cool! Awesome job! And I think I missed the post over at Leanne’s of your photos so I want to congratulate you on that too!! Way to go, girl! I wish you every success because you so do deserve it. Now, if my life in general could get just a bit smaller, I could actually enter these challenges. In the meantime, I do my own thing at Petals and bring you my Treasures I find. I have found some doozies!!! Oh, one other thing that will make you laugh. My neighbor told me yesterday he saw me laying face down in the grass and he was ready to call 911 when I rolled over. LOL OMG! I was photographing a gorgeous weed. Now did I not make you LAUGH? Tee Hee!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

    • Thank you Amy! I used an oil paint effect in Photoshop CC and then brought it into Nik effects for added colorization. I’m cracking up about your neighbor hahahah. OMG. I’m glad you are ok but I’d probably think the same thing!

      • See? I don’t have PS CC so what can be done with this program amazes me. I’m still learning all about PS Elements 6. And if I don’t apply what I learn about a zillion times, I forget. Hehehehehe…. I guess my neighbors now know if they see me in the grass face down, I am OK. (((HUGS))) Amy

        • Photoshop in any form is definitely not intuitive. It does take doing things over and over and over…just ask my hubby…he never sees my face because it’s behind a computer screen lol.

          • Oh my. Hmmmm…..I seem to have the same condition. Hubby is always complaining I am on a computer SO much. But, there is SO much to learn and these programs are SO huge. Besides all the yakking I do, that is. Tee hee. *really giggling* I told hubby go and get involved in your talent, which also is photography … and quit bugging me. LOL xx

  23. I remember this one!! Gorgeous shot Laura!! It flows beautifully!

  24. Golden Gate Park is a much-loved city park. In the midst of the busyness, the Japanese Tea Garden is quiet and peaceful, and your photo does a great job of reflecting that.

  25. I have so many fond memories of going to San Francisco with my mother back in the Sixties.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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