Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Blossoming into Spring

Okay, let's say you start with a little bouquet like this one.

Very pretty, isn't it?

Next, let's take this little bouquet and multiply it by, oh, how about ten thousand?

Yes, we counted every single bouquet of a dozen beautimous blooms, and there are exactly 10,000 of them in this photo!

I'm afraid that there is some slight bending of the truth going on, here, as I have no idea how many blossoms are on our crabapple tree in our front yard. I can testify, though, that the tree is large enough that I could only capture a large fraction of it in this photo. And, it would not be all that surprising to learn that there are many thousands of bouquets contained on her branches.

Fortunately, Denver has a blossom-bouquet counting service which is free to Denver residents, so as soon as I can get them out here, I'll provide a more-accurate count.

Yes, I am smirking now to avoid busting out in a quite unflattering snicker at my own joke.


Olivia said...

Beautiful, Rick. It does look like spring in Denver. We're still waiting here in Washington. Love, O

Jane said...


This is one of my favorite times of the year. After a long, gray winter the gorgeous tones of pink and purple are such a wonderful feast for the eyes!

Rick Hamrick said...

I'm glad I took those picures when I did: looking out my office window right now, it's snowing!

Yesterday afternoon as I walked down the driveway, I loved the pink "snow" as the wind was setting some of the petals free from the tree. What a magic sensation that is, walking in a pink blizzard in 70-degree weather! This morning? As my beautiful wife put it, "I'm offended by snow in May!"