Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring pictures

Whether you are celebrating Easter, Passover, or just the return of springtime this weekend, here are a few pictures of what spring looks like in the various places mentioned in the books.

(Please note, I didn't take any of these myself!)

Glenlivet and Cairngorms in spring, Scotland
Ben Rinnes from the Dufftown road

Gorse at Loch Morar, Scottish Highlands
Gorse at Loch Morar

Creek in springtime, near Asheville, NC
April in the woods of NC

Redbud tree in bloom, North Carolina
Redbud in bloom
Sunset on the Albemarle Sound, NC (near the Outer Banks)
Sunset on the Albemarle Sound

12 comments:

Lori said...

Thanks for posting these! The ones of NC look like home! And I so want to go to Scotland.

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

So gorgeous! I wish I could go to Scotland too! *pout* The redbud tea looks like a Cherry Blossom - is it like them?

Karen Henry said...

Julie:

I love redbuds in springtime! I have a small redbud tree in front of my house that has been trying to bloom (slowly!) for the past several weeks. Not as gorgeous as the one in that picture, but redbuds are unmistakable when they're in bloom, very distinctive and easy to spot from a distance.

As to whether they're similar to cherry blossoms, I'm really not sure.

Karen

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

From afar they look like Cherry Blossoms which are prevalent in my area of NJ. It's a shame they bloom for such a short period of time. They're also the same trees that line the Tidal Basin near the Jeff. Memorial in DC. I love them, my favorite tree in Spring.

Jude said...

Beautiful photos thanks for sharing them. I'll certainly be glad when Spring finally feels like spring so far I haven't felt it.

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Carrie K. said...

Beautiful pics!

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Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Shawie said...

oh wow! amazing photographs!:) Happy Easter!

tstreasures said...

Lovely photos whether you took them or not. Nature is such a beautiful thing.

Mimi said...

Loved the pictures but what I like most is the Redbud tree in bloom.

ConnieFoggles said...

So lovely, especially for me to see on Earth Day!

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