A few years ago I developed a fetish for shooting pictures of trees from underneath them, catching the silhouette of the branches against the sky. Taking advantage of the sun and blue skies we had over the weekend, I shot several pictures this way. These are of the pear tree in the front yard. Most everyone in the neighborhood has one, so this time of year the air is perfumed with the scent of their blossoms and the little bees are going crazy! The scent doesn’t agree with some, but I like it. The tree is beautiful this time of year, and when the wind blows, a shower of little white petals falls to the ground. I have been known to pick up the blossoms and put them in my hair or wear them as a brooch until they wilt. I also love these trees because they are the very last to change color in the fall. Holding out until November, they lengthen the autumn season and give us a long time to savor the turning of the leaves. The pear trees’ foliage turns a deep purple highlighted with crimson – also stunning against a blue sky. But we’ll have to wait a few more months for that!
Blessings to you,