Showing posts with label blooms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blooms. Show all posts

Monday, May 22, 2017

Spring With A Cherry On Top ...



“Came the spring with all its splendor,
All its birds and blossoms,
All its flowers and leaves and grasses.”
                   ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
                                ~ 1807-1882
An artistic view of delightful cherry blossoms that top off an April afternoon with the spirit of spring on North Ott Street near Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Kwanzan Cherry Trees line the city with splendor with their beautiful but fleeting pink canvas.

There are 46 Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees in the vicinity. The original trees date to the late 1950s and early 1960s.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Canvassing Cherry Blossom Row ...



“Filling a space in a beautiful way – that is what art means to me.”
                             ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
                                       ~ 1887-1996
Kwanzan Cherry Trees line the city with beauty in April on North Ott Street near Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania as afternoon traffic flows by their beautiful but fleeting pink canvas.

There are 46 Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees in the vicinity. The original trees date to the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunshine On The Water ...




“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
If I had a day that I could give you, I’d give to you the day just like today.
If I had a song that I could sing for you, I’d sing a song to make you feel this way …

If I had a tale that I could tell you, I’d tell a tale sure to make you smile.
If I had a wish that I could wish for you, I’d make a wish for sunshine all the while …

Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.”

                 ~ “Sunshine On My Shoulders”
             ~ recorded & co-written by John Denver
                            ~ 1973


The summer was waning but its special beauty still shone through on an early September afternoon when I saw this sunflower bloom gently floating and reflecting in the creek at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Two other sunflower blooms were floating nearby, and John Denver's beautiful  “Sunshine On My Shoulders” immediately sprang to my thoughts, with its wonderful lyrics – isn’t this what we’d all want to give those we love?

Indeed, sunshine on the water looks so lovely.