Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Moment for Flowers

What says Spring more than a the gorgeous bloom of the Flowering Quince

Arriving home this evening I was determined to make the best of the rare warm sunshine and get some spring cleanup done around our home.  As I graded our gravel driveway I noticed my wife shooting pictures of the project with her little Panasonic Lumix.  When I shut the tractor off to chat with her I noticed that our flowering quince has burst into full bloom today.  Of course I could have went to the house to retrieve a DSLR but with her little point & shoot so handy I set it on macro zoom to capture my first blossom of the year. 




12 comments:

texwisgirl said...

that is lovely!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful.This bright flower has a way of brightening a day.Thanks.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

I see spring has sprung there, too. Nice photo.

Montanagirl said...

And a nice capture it is! Very beautiful.

Donna said...

Gorgeous flower, Coy! Thanks for sharing.

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice, Coy. :)

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Elaine said...

Lovely! You can get some very nice macros with a point and shoot. I use mine quite a bit so I can leave my zooom lens on my DSLR.

ASHE's Eye said...

Is that the same thing as "Cardinal Bush"? It looks like it - if so, I never knew it had another name!

Cool!

Meggie said...

Very nice, Coy!

Coy said...

Ashe,

Flowering Quince is the name of the bush. I don't know where the name cardinal bush came from; perhaps it was a regional name that our family used.