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Flowering Dogwoods Taking Their Bow

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Flowering dogwood (cornus florida) blooms
Central Maryland (April 2017)
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-70/1.8-2.8

Flowering dogwoods are another of my favorite springtime trees, along with flowering cherry trees and red buds.  And maples.  And magnolias.  And…  And… And…

Aw, shoot; let’s be honest here — if it blooms and is even remotely attractive to look at, it’s in my list of favorites.

I used to think that spring was my single-most favorite time of the year, but the truth is that I like them all… I enjoy the constant, subtle changes and transitions that we go through during the course of 12 months.

But… getting back to spring, I always associate flowering dogwoods with Easter.  Why?  Because that’s when I formally noticed them for the first time. Continue Reading →

Relief Valve

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Some variety of cherry(?) blossoms
Central Maryland (March 2017)
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-70/1.8-2.8

I can’t speak for others, but going outside for a noontime photowalk and getting a nature fix is my best antidote to dealing with the heavy pressures of the office.  Far more than anything else, getting the opportunity to meander around with a camera, taking snippets of what I like and enjoy, helps immensely. Continue Reading →

Cue the Music… Here Come the Cherry Blossoms!

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Blooms on the indicator tree
Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2017)
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM

I’ve heard since at least last week that the cherry blossoms in DC are on a tear and are already popping.  Uh… sorta yes and a lotta no. Continue Reading →

Clouds of Them

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak Ektar 100 + C-41 commercial processing

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + C-41 commercial processing

Tom’s Place

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Jefferson Memorial while waiting for the dawn -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Jefferson Memorial while waiting for the dawn — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Pink Sakura 櫻

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Cherry blossoms at peak -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Cherry blossoms at peak — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Exquisite Sakura 櫻

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Cherry blossoms at peak -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Cherry blossoms at peak — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

They’re Here!

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Cherry blossoms at peak -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Cherry blossoms at peak — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss 2.0/35mm

Observed just at sunrise yesterday… cherry blossoms, in all their glory.

Cherry Blossom Watch Update

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The Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2015) Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

The Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

The National Park Service has predicted that the cherry blossoms will begin to hit peak this Friday, March 18th.  However, it’s beginning to look like that’s optimistic, and that they will likely arrive later.  Please check all the links in this post to get a better sense of when peak blooms will arrive.

Live webcam of the cherry blossoms around the Washington Monument.
Live webcam of the cherry blossoms around the Jefferson Memorial.
Live webcam of the Washington Monument.
Live webcam of the DC Mall.

ABCD — A Blossom of Cherry Dreams

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Tidal Basin overlook -- Washington, DC (April 2015)Leica M3 + Ektar 100 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Tidal Basin overlook — Washington, DC (April 2015)
Leica M3 + Ektar 100 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH