Monday, March 22, 2010

Ruby Tuesday


For today's Ruby Tuesday we have a photo that announces Spring! My little ornamental pear tree is about to burst forth.



I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow
to keep an appointment with a beech-tree,
or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
~ Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862

'nuf said.

You know what to do!




56 comments:

lazyclick said...

Nice capture.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

oh sweet / come see the pear trees on my MY World post

Small Reflections said...

Delightful sign of Spring paired with a wonderful quote ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Ralph said...

The littlest natural ruby in March allows our thoughts to be directed to the Spring to occur, with presumably (or rather hopefully) warmer days. Nice capture!

Thom said...

Ooo I've never seen one of these. They are beautiful. Well done :)

Leora said...

Love that photo. Rich colors and depth, interesting to view. Happy to see spring has arrived.

"ornamental pear tree" - there's one of those on our block; I've been looking for the buds to open. Not as open as yours yet.

maiaT said...

Nature has a beautiful way to celebrate spring, with all these new sprouts and buds dresses up in lovely colors.
Nice photo.

ellen b said...

Love the quote and the bud! Happy Spring Mary!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Here in Oz we're welcoming the cool of Autumn, but all your Spring shots are a nostalgic joy. I love your piece about small miracles!

Juliana RW said...

Happy Tuesday Spring :D

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Batya said...

Nice shot. I hadn't realized that spring was the theme, but luckily I posted spring flowers, too, wild flowers on a rock.

toby said...

Lovely shot! Those buds are just wonderful. Enjoy your sunny weather!

Patti said...

I love seeing the early signs of spring! I got a photo of the first forsythia blossom Saturday.

lynda howells said...

good imagexlynda

chubskulit said...

That's a promising scene!

Blissful Ruby Tuesday

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the in focus out of focus aspects.

Peggy said...

Love the buds, and the daffodils too.

Karen of 3G2S said...

I have been looking for signs of spring everywhere. We had a couple of days of balmy weather, but now it's chilly here again.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Spring -- looks like it's actually going to be there! Thanks again for doing this meme.

Miss. Clippy said...

Nice photo! Here's to warmer days and a breath of new life! happy Ruby Tuesday :)
Mine is here!

Rach

Dianne said...

I love new blossoms! they're so sweet and hopeful

your new header is gorgeous!!

nice A said...

Great symbol of spring. Wanna see it grow. Haven't seen a real one yet.
You may want to take a tour to the Ayutthaya Ruins if you have time.

The Cunning Runt said...

I love the miniature complexity of Spring buds. We're not quite there yet, but soon I'll be able to enjoy such miracles here in The Berkshires!

Eaton Bennett said...

Spring is bursting upon you and summer has left us, but I'm still waiting for Autumn to show her colorful face. Hope you take photos of the beautiful blossoms those new sprouts are going to produce.

Those little Japanese dolls came from a very cheap shop close to where I live, paying a high price for things isn't always necessary. Thank you for the compliment on my header photo too. :))

Kero said...

Have a lovely spring break!

that is a great photo!

see the Sheikha of Dubai here http://thepinkzest.blogspot.com/2010/03/portrait-of-princess.html

Becky and Gary said...

We are behind you in Spring bursting forth. I can't wait.
Happy RT Mary!.
I LOVE your header!!
Becky

Paz said...

Loverly!

Paz

♥ Kathy said...

Love it Mary! I'm #65 this week :)

CafebyJW said...

Nice capture!

Gattina said...

Isn't spring beautiful ? It's so true to say that Mother nature is pregnant !

Terry said...

hi mary t...oh these buds are such a welcome sight!
our lilac bushes have some small buds already and the tulips are starting to pop up, or the stems are anyway...and a very few snow drops and crocuses.
so glad that we are probably not going to have any more snow!!
happy ruby tuesday to you!..love terry

Loree said...

Very pretty.

Greyscale Territory said...

Great to see these fresh beginnings! Love the hints of red on these opening blooms!

MOO said...

Yay for Spring!

Mad Times

Jientje said...

Your header and your photo, they tell me how much you love Spring!

Blessing Reflections said...

That's beautiful, everything is blooming.

EastCoastLife said...

ornamental pear!? I wonder if they look like the edible pears.

Anil P said...

What an anticipation it is to await spring, and the warmth it brings along to our world.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Spring is budding and we love it!!!

Jo-Ann said...

Spring is not as far along here but it's coming! Love new buds and yours are delightful!

daylily777 said...

Great Capture ,Happy Spring !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Auntie E said...

?Don't you just love spring time.

hip chick said...

Don't you just love the spring!

Spadoman said...

Just beautiful. Spring around here, too!

Peace to all

shopannies said...

great picture with lovely passage goes great together

nonizamboni said...

Perfection, Mary! Happy Spring :O)

Kitchenmaus said...

I'm a bit late again (I fell asleep while doing my entry) :D.

Spring is definitely here, your sky and the buds tell much!

Marice said...

lovely shot :)

u may view mine here

Pagan Sphinx said...

Isn't it great???!!! Love the Thoreau quote. It DOES say it all.

I hope you're well, Teach.

Peace and love,
PS

Sandy said...

Love it! Trees are blooming and make for wonderful photos!

Jew Wishes said...

What bud beauties, Mary. This is such a refreshing photo.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Just love signs of spring... that is what my post is about this week also. It is about time, isn't it?

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I'm so late posting but I'm here. I love the daffs on the header photo a LOT! Happy Spring!

My post is at

http://www.artsquadgraphics.com/blog/2010/03/22/checkered-tulips-or-fritillaria/

Simply The Best said...

better late than never! have a great day Mary!

Euroangel said...

posting mine...nice shot!

Marilyn said...

I gladly tramp those distances, but I see my leafy friends only in summer.