sâmbătă, 1 aprilie 2017

One picture or more. From time to time (19) Spring flight. Zbor de primăvară.

"The power of imagination makes us infinite."
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." 
by John Muir
Unexpected Spring capture;  A man and a pigeon, a view like a 'flight in tandem'. Definition of tandem: 1. adjective: having two things arranged one in front of the other. 2. adverb in tandem
View in orton.
View in burlesque.
View in sepia.
View in cross process
View in b&w.
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
 places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to body and soul alike." by John Muir
 Inspired by one of Sallie's recent posts, "MARCH MUSINGS".

Mierlă; Blackbird; Turdus merula.
"The common blackbird *was described by Linnaeus in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae in 1758 as Turdus merula (characterised as T. ater, rostro palpebrisque fulvis). The binomial name derives from two Latin words, turdus, "thrush", and merula, "blackbird", the latter giving rise to its French name, merle, and its Scots name, merl. About 65 species of medium to large thrushes are in the genus Turdus, characterised by rounded heads, longish, pointed wings, and usually melodious songs. The common blackbird seems to be closest in evolutionary terms to the island thrush (T. poliocephalus) of Southeast Asia and islands in the southwest Pacific, which probably diverged from T. merula stock fairly recently." *Click to read more info about on  Wikipedia.

Source of video above:You Tube.

A Spring sequence. Cherry Blossoms.
"A cherry blossom*is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese (桜 or 櫻; さくら).
Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, China, Korea, Europe, West Siberia, India, Canada, and the United States Along with the chrysanthemum, the cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan.
Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus. Cherry blossom are also closely related to other Prunus trees such as the almond, peach, plum and apricot and more distantly to apples, pears and roses." *Click to read more info about on  Wikipedia.

Prunus blossoms.
"Definitions of prunus
- a tree or shrub of a large genus that includes many varieties grown for their spring blossom (cherry and almond) or for their fruit (plum, peach, and apricot).
Commonly called plum, Prunus mume - the floral symbol of winter - is actually the flowering apricot."

Magnolia in flower.
"Definitions of magnolia
- a tree or shrub with large, typically creamy-pink, waxy flowers. Magnolias are widely grown as ornamental trees."
"Magnolia* is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. It is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.
Magnolia is an ancient genus. Appearing before bees did, the flowers are theorized to have evolved to encourage pollination by beetles. To avoid damage from pollinating beetles, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are extremely tough. Fossilised specimens of M. acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago, and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae date to 95 million years ago. Another aspect of Magnolia considered to represent an ancestral state is that the flower bud is enclosed in a bract rather than in sepals; the perianth parts are undifferentiated and called tepals rather than distinct sepals and petals. Magnolia shares the tepal characteristic with several other flowering plants near the base of the flowering plant lineage such as Amborella and Nymphaea (as well as with many more recently derived plants such as Lilium).

The natural range of Magnolia species is a disjunct distribution, with a main centre in east and southeast Asia and a secondary centre in eastern North America, Central America, the West Indies, and some species in South America." *Click to read more info about on  Wikipedia.
Magnolia stellata
"Magnolia stellata*, sometimes called the star magnolia, is a slow-growing shrub or small tree native to Japan. It bears large, showy white or pink flowers in early spring, before its leaves open. This species is closely related to the Kobushi magnolia (Magnolia kobus), and is treated by many botanists as a variety or even a cultivar of that. However, Magnolia stellata was accepted as a distinct species in the 1998 monograph by Hunt." *Click to read more info about on  Wikipedia.
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.

Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time. Spring in March.
Spring 2017

Private archive.

"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.

 Source of quotes above: Sun-gazing; lessonslearnedinlife.com;
Soul. Vision Healing.
Source of info above: Wikipedia; internet.
Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

23 de comentarii:

  1. Hello Alexa, What a beautiful post. Lovely images. I enjoy my time with nature, it does heal. I love the pretty bird and the beautiful blossoms! Guemes Channel Trail

  2. It is interesting to experiment with different 'scenes'. I love your prunus photos - the delicate white blooms against a bit lilac blue sky & branches. Happy Sunday!

  3. Your scene is very effective in black and white, and the blossom is beautiful.

  4. Frumoase fotografii! Stralucitoare prin elementele lor "centrale": soare, cer, flori. :)
    Iti doresc, cu drag, o minunata noua luna de primavara. Numai bine! <3

  5. Hello, dearest Alexa, your posts always offer nourishment for the mind and soul. The photo edited in different ways is very beautiful and who wouldn't love blackbirds and magnolias and prunus blossoms! The photo number 12 is my favourite. The blue sky and the wonderful flowers sing the unspeakable joy of spring!
    Have a happy new week! Hugs! <3

  6. there are many settings in camera and filters in software.

  7. The light is just gorgeous in those top photos! And how lovely to see the trees blossoming!

  8. I'm visiting from "The weekend in black and white". Great captures!


  9. Hi! Many thanks for introducing Japanese cherry blossoms. Your blossom photos are very beautiful. Thanks again.

  10. What a wonderful series of spring captures! your spring blossoms are gorgeous, and always nice to see the different edits:) Have a beautiful day!

  11. Alexa ~ lovely post and beautiful photography ~ thanks,

    Wishing you delight in your days ~ ^_^

  12. Hello, Alexa, I enjoyed seeing these beautiful scenes of springtime! The quotes are wonderful, too. Love seeing all the different photo perspectives, too. Wishing you a lovely day. Karen

  13. Alexa your early spring flowers are wonderful. Thank you for sharing this joyful post.

  14. This is a wonderful post Alexa. I love each and every photo. I also enjoyed the quotes and illustrations. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  15. What gorgeous spring blossoms! Your edits are quite diverse.

  16. Hello,Alex,
    Such a beautiful post! I enjoyed the peaceful nature music with a bird chirping in the back.
    Thank you for sharing!

  17. Bine te-am regasit, draga Alexa in acest zbor de primavara, ce mi-a facut foarte bine! Minunate imaginile oferite. La fel si muzica de relaxare. O sa o ascult complet in weekend.
    Un sfarsit de saptamana dupa dorinta sa ai! <3

  18. Heisann, I love your image of the magnolia tree - the flower are so graceful. My tree has died, so sorry for this happened. I my have a new one next year. Happy Easter to you ;:OD)

  19. Hello again, Alexa!
    Thank you for your always thoughtful comments! <3
    Happy Sunday!

  20. I am happy to see your spring flowers and listen to the peaceful music. I think I understood in a comment you left that you were having a health (back?) problem. I hope you are feeling much better Alexa....Michelle

  21. Boa tarde, todas as imagens são belas, para o meu gosto, a que mais me encanta é a magnólia, as foto são de qualidade num todo.
    Votos de Páscoa repleta de alegria! Feliz Páscoa!

  22. What a glorious spring! My favorite is the sepia version among the six images. I’m glad to know that you enjoy viewing sakura and ume (flowering apricot) like I do. When you have time, come to see my Sakura post. Blackbird is so beautiful. Unfortunately I haven’t seen them in person. Have happy springtime ahead.



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