Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

the long road

I am still not back into the full swing of blogging. Nevertheless, Monday I felt inspired to take my camera out (for the first time in weeks) and shoot a few shots of the local almond orchards before all the blooms were gone. I thought that I had missed the peak of their beauty until I stumbled across this orchard where the blossom petals had created a solid blanket of "snow" on the ground. At that moment I realized that sometimes the best shots are not what you expect. I only wish that the camera could have captured the "snowfall" effect that I witnessed as the blossom petals continued to fall on their way to the ground. It was the most beautiful Spring snow I had ever seen.

And with that, here is my first entry into B/W wednesday.
Shafter Snow
If you click on the picture, it will take you to my flickr account. From there you can click on "all sizes" to see it larger.

11 comments:

Wanda said...

How gorgeous. We can see the mist of petals in the ditance. What a moment that must have been. Really beautiful capture Lori and perfect in b&w too.

I laughed though because the rest of us are booing the snow away while you are celebrating your version. (I'd still opt for your variety though.)

:)

Shawna&Co. said...

What a great picture. It makes me want to walk down that path.
I sooo agree sometimes what you end up capturing is far greater than what you thought you wanted.

Thanks for playing along!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

HOORAY!! I am so happy that you ventured to pull out the camera and take some beautiful pics:)

This is a great shot.....love it in black and white!!

Hope you will be back in the full swing soon!

xoxo,

Lisa

Stepping On Cheerios said...

Gorgeous. A Postcard!

Leah and Maya said...

Gorgeous picture!!!! glad you are back, still jealous of your beach vacation.

Marla said...

Oh my word, absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!

Lisa said...

For some reason it reminds of Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken" or is it, "less traveled"...ack..sorry! But its a favorite of mine and this captures it beautifully!

What an enchanting walk that would be in any season!

Brilliant!

Sephysmomma said...

Love the picture!!

Donna said...

If there was a "winner", this photo would be it! I love it! I'm also a bit curious to see what it looked like in color.

:)

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Ellie said...

It is so fun when you capture something unexpected - this is so pretty! I really love the symmetry in addition to the "snow" :)

jen said...

Beatiful. Thanks for sharing. Nice visual.