Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Plum Blossoms


I know I've already said this, but I just love spring. I love all the flowers. I'm not a huge fan of all the RAIN, but rain brings flowers so I'll get over it.

We have a plum tree out by our front sidewalk that is so beautiful right now. The little white blossoms are so gorgeous and dainty. Next will be the leaves, then the plums. Elli loves this tree. It's small enough she can climb it and she likes picking the plums when they're ripe. She doesn't really like eating them, just picking them.

We haven't had much blue sky lately, but the plants and flowers don't seem to mind.

 

  

 

Almost looks like snow doesn't it? Thank goodness it's not!

"The Plum Blossoms" by Henri Mattisse, 1948 

I learned from my friends at Wiki that the tree originates from China. Some blossoms are pink like in the Matisse painting, some are white, and some are red. Our flowers are as white as snow.

I just love looking at this painting. It almost makes me want to try and paint something. Almost.

**Note: As far as I can tell from Wiki, I'm ok to use the image of this Matisse painting here, something about public domain. But if one of my 15 readers has an issue let me know and I'll yank it.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pics! Wish we were seeing signs of spring here.

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