Cloudy With A Chance Of Petals

It's blossom-tastic everywhere now. Apple, cherry, blackthorn, hawthorn, bramble....And the ground is covered with petals. This morning I had an Artistic Moment when I was walking the dogs and decided to capture a picture of the petals blowing down from the hedgerows like confetti in the gentle breeze. That was the theory! The breeze promptly dropped and I had to stand under a lot of trees, shaking branches and trying to capture the results. What I didn't realise until I got home was that my hair was covered in blossom petals, as if I'd got a case of terminal dandruff. The three other dog-walkers I'd chatted to on my way home had clearly been too polite to mention this sad affliction! But I'm glad I took this picture today because it started to rain this afternoon and looks like it could be set in for a while.
ha ha , i think the resulting photo was worth the effort very pretty.
posted April 29th, 2010  
We have to suffer for our art dahling! Bet they were trying not to mutter 'Head and Shoulders' under their breath (the other dog walkers I mean).
Anyway I think you achieved the desired effect even if it did involve a little helping hand, shaking the tree of opportunity produces photo opportunity say Confucious!
posted April 29th, 2010  
nice shots...made me laugh as i had a picture in my head of you madly shaking trees then dashing out to get the shot!! pretty stuff...as for the dandruff that's a new excuse...".er no its Apple blossom!!" ha ha
posted April 29th, 2010  
The soft subtlety of the shots is amazing...and I love the collage...worth giving people something to chuckle about :-D
posted April 29th, 2010  
lovely lovely collage!
posted April 29th, 2010  
Ahhh Helen, this is such a gorgeous collage! I find it so amusing the things we do to capture what we envision for our shot to be. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Loved it! :)
posted April 29th, 2010  
LOL! Love your story about getting petal showers!
posted April 29th, 2010  
How funny, Helen. What we won't do for the sake of a picture! I love your description and can just picture you shaking those trees. There isn't much that equals the beauty of a ground covered in freshly-dropped blossoms from Spring trees. Your collage is jsut beautiful.
posted April 29th, 2010  
Beautiful...! It does look like confetti! Your caption fits so well! :)
posted April 30th, 2010  
I like the mental image of you out there shaking the trees and trying to snap a shot at the same time! The collage is beautiful, and I thought at first glance that the petals were water droplets.
posted April 30th, 2010  
love the caption!!! and the collage is fab!
posted April 30th, 2010  
gorgeous!
posted April 30th, 2010  
Oh how pretty!
posted April 30th, 2010  
great collage and it captures the petals !
posted April 30th, 2010  
This is so pretty -- I love the collage. Blossom On & Off the tree are beautiful.
posted May 2nd, 2010  
Such a great triptych! Very light and pretty.
posted May 3rd, 2010  
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