Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Snapshot -- Vines and Flowers

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post on Alyce's blog At Home With Books. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
Yesterday afternoon, it was colder in my house than it was outside as the temperature hovered around the high 60s. I called my friend Sheila and we went for a meandering walk through our small town. As we rounded the top of a hill, we saw a charming house with a metal balcony and vines just turning green as they climbed the walls. In front of the house stood a flowering pink tree.

Although you couldn't see it, on the right side of the house was a small pond. It was like a little secret garden house.
I also stood underneath a blooming tree and took a shot straight up.

Then I took a self portrait under the tree, wondering if the pink blossoms would give a soft lighting effect.

What do you think?

17 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Beautiful! Both the tree & the selfportrait ! It does indeed look like a magical secret garden.

Kay said...

That house is so pretty with ivy and that tree. Gorgeous! You look great in the photo with your pink touches. :-)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The pink touches do add a rosy aura...lovely!

I love that house with the tree standing in contrast, with its pinkness.

Ivy-covered cottages are favorites of mine!

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Trish said...

That house and blooming tree is just stunning! It makes such a beautiful composition - you could frame it :)

Staci said...

Love all the pics..what a beautiful tree!!!

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

What a magical cottage--and a beautiful tree! All you need is to come back six months later and find it still blooming to be sure there's a magician living there. :)

Susan Lindquist said...

Love finding special little places that you can peek into and marvel at! What a find on your walk ... and yes! The lighting/pink petals softened your SP ... very nice!

judi said...

how wonderful to spontaneously connect with a friend a for a meandering walk in the neighborhood. *like*

Leslie said...

Very nice. I do see a bit of a rosy cast from tree. And those blooms are just gorgeous. This has been a wonderful year for flowering trees and shrubs.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love the house trees, and vines -- you too...LOL

Alyce said...

That house does look like something out of a fairy tale! I'm so glad you shared it with us.

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Georgeous looking tree, both from a distance and the close up of the flowers. They give you a nice pink glow too :-)

aguja said...

This is a house that I could live in - a treasure of a find! The photographs of the blossoms is a delicious feast for the eyes .... and thank you for showing yourself on your walk, which gives me a face to go with your words!

Cath said...

Oh my, the blossom is gorgeous! And the house looks wonderful too.

Cathy said...

What do I think? Beautiful photos!

Louise said...

What an extrordinary house- so beautiful. And yes the pink light looks great.

gautami tripathy said...

Gorgeous photographs! You look Wonderful!

Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!