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Pink Tree, Red Brick

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The German Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, features many flowering trees. I’ve found photographing them a delight, but also a challenge.

Like any densely populated urban neighborhood, there is a lot of clutter.

I took a simple approach in composing this image, showing a single tree in front of a single house. It’s one way to do it.

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Walking in Springtime

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I usually make a visit to Columbus, Ohio, in mid April and when I’m there I make it a point to walk about German Village. Usually the trees are flowering and the tulips and other flowers are blooming. Spring comes a little earlier to Columbus than it does to Cleveland so it’s a nice reminder that yes, spring is coming.

Storm Light

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Photographs featuring storm light can be planned, but often they occur by happenstance. You’re in the middle of a storm, but it passes through and the sun comes out behind it. Such was the case when Mary Ann Whitley was taking a break at work following a storm and captured this image of the gold budding trees against the back of the storm.

Written by csanders429

June 16, 2017 at 6:40 am

Easter Colors

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Spring is a colorful season with bright colors on flowers and flowering trees. In the middle of spring is Easter with its own colors that adorn Easter eggs and Easter basket candy.

For Easter Sunday 2017, I decided to photograph some of the flowers in our yard. The top photograph is a lone hyacinth that has been blooming for several days.

I am using it as a stand in for an Easter lily. In my younger years, we would drive to St. Louis to spend Easter at the home of my grandparents.

Before leaving we would stop at the store to buy a lily to take to grandma. Those trips ended years ago and my grandmother is long since deceased. But whenever Easter rolls around I still think about lilies.

By using my imagination a little, I can see the flowers of this hyacinth resembling those Easter lilies we used to take to my grandmother.

In the middle is a grape hyacinth. I’m told the name comes from the fact that the flowers resemble grapes. Maybe so, but I like the color purple.

Again, going back to my childhood days, my Easter basket often had jelly beans and my favorites were the purple ones.

Finally, what is spring without tulips? The color yellow is used for a type of candy called Peeps. I’m not really fond of them, but they are a part of Easter for some people.