Monday, June 05, 2006



I am going to sit and read poetry and wait for the enormous old crabapple tree beside our driveway to bud and then blossom, a mass of brilliant purplish flowers like a Mardi Gras float parked beside the house...
~Garrison Keillor



Photo: Tree outside my living room window, 2006

6 comments:

Babe King said...

I had a crab apple at my home. Now you've gone and made me all homesick again. They really are stunning trees in Spring. My boys used to play brides under them when the pink petals fall off. Under the cherry trees too. The 13 yo is a bit shy of that these days, but I have happy memories of their sweet imaginative games when they were younger. Now all I have is a pile of pots outside the flat, but come Spring the bulbs I planted should look nice. I do miss my old garden though.
Oh, and I like snortle. Great word.

Jana said...

Looks like you've got yourself a beautiful view, there. :-) I love it when all the trees and bushes start to bloom. Makes everything look more special.

Rae said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Have you ever thought about a career in photograhy? These are amazing.

I also love the poems you pick to go with them. When I need a pick me up, I know where to come. =)

I may not always comment, but I stop by often.

Heather said...

Babe~ Ah, hon...I didn't mean to make you all maudlin--but think of all the great memories you, no matter where "home" may be now. I've no doubt crab apples and cherry trees will bloom in your yard again some day!

Glad you liked my neologism! (for anyone wondering what we're talking about, visit Babe's blog!)

Heather said...

Thanks, Jana! It is a beautiful sight in spring. Rather boring now that all the blooms are off it, LOL. That and another tree do give us a bit of relief from the full eastern exposure, though.

Heather said...

Ah shucks...thanks Rae! *loopy grin*

And no, actually, I've never thought about doing this professionally. I think I have gotten better at nature photography the past few years (people are much too difficult to work with!), but really don't know much about lighting and fstops and what not.

NOT that I couldn't learn, I'm sure--but I have difficulty enough trying to remember which of the six settings on my current camera work best for panoramic, night photos, etc. without adding more complicated stuff to remember, LOL.