April 20, 2012

Blossoms & Trees

It's week 3 of the Leap Into Spring Photo Challenge I've been participating in, the theme is Blossoms & Trees. Have you been experiencing blooming trees where you live? If you haven't I hope that my photographs can make you feel as if you have. Springtime is so rejuvenating. I've really enjoyed capturing this theme. I would love to know which photo you connect with the most.







I was snapping away with my camera when I realized what I was actually seeing. Cocoons! I've never seen them out in nature like this. Have you? It was amazing!

I have fond memories of raising butterflies with my 3rd grade class last year. I can remember them running to the classroom every morning to observe the cocoons. It was so exciting when they started shaking like crazy. We didn't want to do anything else but watch the cocoons. I sure miss my students.




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16 comments:

  1. I saw your link on Leap Into Spring. Awesome photos! I love some of the angles you got and the variety of beautiful blossoms.

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by. It's so fun to see what others link up.

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  2. oh my gosh...these are so beautiful!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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  3. Gorgeous shots, I love that last close up. Those cocoons are amazing! I don't think I've ever seen any like that before.

    Thanks for taking part in the Leap into Spring Photo Challenge!

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  4. These are beautiful! And, no, I haven't seen cocoons in nature before either. I'll have to keep my eyes open! I love the quote on the bud and also the close-up of the purple flower. (I'm partial to purple). But they are all awesome shots.

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  5. Gorgeous!!! I am so wishing those kinds of trees would survive here- they are so pretty.

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  6. These are all so beautiful! Great pictures.

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  7. What beautiful captures! Those shots of the cocoons are fascinating...until you mentioned what they were, I just assumed they were pods on the tree! Amazing. Thank you for sharing, and that's one of my favorite quotes. :)

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  8. I loved them all but the shot with the gate is my favorite! Love your entries for this week's challenge!

    Mindy~ (www.mooneyequalsmc2.com)

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  9. Everyone of your photos are so beautiful! I absolutely fell in love though with the second one with the quote! That is awesome! I think I might have to borrow that!! I really liked the one with the gate as well, that's just gorgeous!! Great photos ... loved the cocoons. Keep your eye out for the butterflies! :D

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    1. I've been seeing quite a few butterflies lately but I haven't gone back to that specific spot. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Just stopping by from Leap Into Spring and I'm so glad I did! I am in love with that quote!
    Also, how cool is it that you were able to capture those cocoons? I have a friend that has a butterfly "station" as she calls it. There is a huge section of her yard with milkweed and the butterflies love it. I believe that is what the cocoons are attached to in your photo! Way cool!

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    1. You're so sweet. How fun that your friend has such an area in her yard. Thanks for following along!

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  11. What a lovely variety! I am especially drawn to that second shot. And the quote is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing and linking to our Leap into Spring Challenge! :)

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