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Pretty in Pink – Plum Blossom Photos

It is pink time in my neighborhood. In middle to late February the non fruiting plum trees lining our street begin to bloom. Bright cheery pink blossoms abound. And the smell is magnificent.

Pretty in Pink - Plum Blossoms

 

According to Epoch Times:

The plum blossom has been an important symbol in Chinese culture. As a “friend of winter,” the plum blossom most vividly represents the value of endurance, as life ultimately overcomes through the vicissitude of time. The fragrance of plum blossoms “comes from the bitterness and coldness,” as the Chinese saying goes. Souls are tempered in the depth of experience, growing in inner strength and unyielding courage.

 

The show is short lived, only a few weeks. So, I grabbed my camera on a bright sunny day and started snapping. And aside from the first few pictures, I tried to go with a blurry ephemeral look instead of my usual ultra realistic photos. M’eh, I am trying to experiment a little and stretch my photography skills a little bit at a time.

 

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

 

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

 

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

 

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

 

 

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

 

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

 

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

 

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

I hope the photos brightened your day like the tree does for me every time I walk outside. It may not seem like it to those in colder climates, but Spring is on the way sooner rather than later.

I’ll be back in a few days with more garden photos for my monthly garden update. Hope to see you back then.

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  1. Cynthia

    These are beautiful! I cannot wait for our Spring to begin, but that is going to be a couple of months away. Our trees won’t be blossoming in Northern Ohio until Late April/Early May. Something to look forward to, for sure. . but I do love seeing blossoms right now!

    1. Audrey Humaciu

      Thanks for coming by, Cynthia. My research says these are “winter blooming” but that is late winter. Stay warm!

  2. alexandra @ my urban family

    Love the photos! I cannot wait for spring to hit around here. We’re supposed to get more snow tonight but I want colors outside soon!!

    1. Audrey Humaciu

      I sometimes feel guilty for posting spring like photos this time of year. But I hope it is a sign of things to come for you snow bound folks.

  3. bettyl-NZ

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a plum blossom before. It’s just beautiful!

    1. Audrey Humaciu

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting

  4. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    Such beautiful photos! x #fridayfrivolity
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    1. Audrey Humaciu

      Thanks, Jess!

  5. Sarah Eliza

    I love what you did with these! Gorgeous. 🙂
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    1. Audrey Humaciu

      Thanks, Sarah.

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