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Signs-I week on ...

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 17 March 2011 in Plant & Nature.

The bushes that I mis-identified as Hawthorn,(Grouser thinks that they might be members of the Prunus family), are now really popping all over the place

Panasonic DMC-TZ20 1/125 second F/3.3 ISO 100 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Wow, that's a place I'd love to be right now! - Love the composition and focus!

17 Mar 2011 5:15am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Great arrangement of flowers!

17 Mar 2011 5:49am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

spring has definately sprung! A frame that is well balanced both in it's position and detail of blossoms and the meadow behind:)

17 Mar 2011 6:41am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice, still waiting up here.

17 Mar 2011 7:24am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

So beautiful!

17 Mar 2011 7:29am

STEED from Somewhere, France

5 Stars for the Perfection...

17 Mar 2011 7:29am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


17 Mar 2011 7:31am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Love the crisp white foreground blossoms and the glow of white behind it. Spring has sprung. ;-)

17 Mar 2011 7:32am

rem_la from Villiers, France

vive le printemps !

17 Mar 2011 7:53am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

It' s snowing;-))
Perfect DOF and composition!!!

17 Mar 2011 8:16am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Ok, now I'm jealous! Spring is my favorite season. I love the DOF and composition.

17 Mar 2011 8:18am

k@ from Paris, France

I enjoy that boheh full of the coming season...

17 Mar 2011 8:21am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Fantastic DOF. I can almost smell it ^^

17 Mar 2011 8:24am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

certainly are. bring it on.

17 Mar 2011 8:30am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The bride was in white, bright spring !!!!! Splendid shot. Good day.

17 Mar 2011 8:48am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

The first blossom I see this year! So beautiful and delicate!

17 Mar 2011 8:56am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful symphony ... the nature in all its splendor ... white notes on a staff of selected emotions ... Thank you very much for this heavenly music! A hug, Adela

17 Mar 2011 9:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Bring it on !

17 Mar 2011 9:15am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

How nice to see these.. beautiful shot.

17 Mar 2011 9:28am

Sam from Chennai, India

oh, lovlely. What a beautiful image ... It gives immense happiness ... Love it. Five Stars !!!!! :)

17 Mar 2011 9:42am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely Chris. Definitely Prunus. Go back in a few months and see what sort of fruit it has on it. I'm betting almond or possibly an early plum.:)

17 Mar 2011 9:54am

L.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

At least spring is here again ! nice picture .

17 Mar 2011 10:14am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful welcome to nature....Lovely session.

17 Mar 2011 10:20am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Le printemps est déjà là... très belle image

17 Mar 2011 10:25am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautifully composed, lovely shot. Could be a cherry tree that would be my guess

17 Mar 2011 10:27am

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
man, spring is springing
this is lovely

17 Mar 2011 11:03am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Lucky,lucky you !! A wonderful sight.It´s still cold and rainy here in Germany :-(

17 Mar 2011 11:14am

Franz from Baden, Austria

yessss! this is a pretty sight, and one i've been waiting for to see in my place too! only weeks now ...

17 Mar 2011 11:34am

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Aa, this explains the runny nose and itchy eyes...
Wonderful picture, 5 stars. Absolutely beautiful picture, wow.

17 Mar 2011 12:17pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

jolis bourgeons !!! ils éclosent partout !!

17 Mar 2011 12:46pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous crisp white flowers and buds! Lovely depth of field as well.

17 Mar 2011 12:49pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A feast for the eye!

17 Mar 2011 1:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the combination of buds and blossoms. A very attractive shot.

17 Mar 2011 1:56pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You certainly must be a few degrees warmer Chris, the crocus have only just emerged up here!!

17 Mar 2011 2:22pm

@Curly: According to Steven Fry on QI, Spring travels North at 2/3rds of a mile an hour. I reckon South Shields is 260 miles due north of Reading which makes 390 hours or 16 days. These shots were taken on Sunday, so I reckon you should be in the same position at the end of the month. Please let me know if the "Fry formula" works!!!

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

Welcome Prunus, and a special hello to the TZ20

17 Mar 2011 2:29pm

@CATCHLIGHT: Yep, it turned up on Tuesday-a very different beast from its parents and grandparents-still trying to get my brain around it

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wow, lovely blossom clouds!
You are a few weeks ahead compared to us over here...:-0
(but the pruned branches are in bloom inside;-))

17 Mar 2011 3:20pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States


17 Mar 2011 3:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautiful. we are a little bit behind you on these blossoms. fine selective focus

17 Mar 2011 4:11pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Just superb!!

17 Mar 2011 5:24pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

This has to be the ultimate Spring image, absolutely wonderful, fresh, pure and promising.

17 Mar 2011 5:46pm

Johaina GS. from Toronto, Canada

it's really beautiful

17 Mar 2011 6:19pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Beautiful and I think Grouser is right, it is one of the prunus. All going well there should be a good supply of fruit later in the season. They are very pretty- I like your description of them popping, it looks a bit like that.

17 Mar 2011 7:40pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautifully heralding spring. Very good photograph.

17 Mar 2011 7:51pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Curly beat me to it!

17 Mar 2011 8:09pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Saw quite a few of these today. Spring is in the air!!!!!!!!!!!

17 Mar 2011 8:54pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

They are beautiful it's a sure sign of warmer weather

17 Mar 2011 9:47pm

marci from in, Morocco

beautiful! but with them come the pollen .... achoo!

17 Mar 2011 11:42pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Hope a wonderful spring is coming towards me by a chance of this photo!

18 Mar 2011 4:53am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Oh sweet! Love how you included the landscape here, a great angle!

18 Mar 2011 7:03am

David from Avranches, France

Great shot lovely camera

18 Mar 2011 6:47pm

٭ ƸɼiϾ ٭ from Narbonne, France

hummm, i can smell the parfum from here :-))))) beautifull ☺

18 Mar 2011 9:51pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Lovely flowers. You are definitely further into spring than we are.

19 Mar 2011 1:23pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Magnifique, jolies couleurs, excellente pdc bravo ! peace !

19 Mar 2011 1:32pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie photo pour fêter de retour du printemps.

22 Mar 2011 5:11pm

Panasonic DMC-TZ20
1/125 second
ISO 100
24 mm (35mm equiv.)