These photos were taken on April 14, 2017 at 2:51
The location was in Largo, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came from walking up to this Cherry tree and
seeing these blooms at almost eye level. They were bursting with fullness and the sky was a wonderful blue for a background. The photos simply had to be taken.
The After Take: The time honored celebrations surrounding
these blossoms in the Washington DC area have ended, but for some reason the blossoms have not all opened at once, so the splendor of it has been prolonged. Engaging in nature as an
appreciative observer can bring deeply satisfying returns. This is a year round joyous endeavor for me.
Here is hoping where ever you are, there are blossoms and
flowers of any sort to brighten your life.
All the best,
PS: This may sound odd, but here goes. There is an
elegant hotel that I go to once a week, and if I need to, I use the public men's room, located just off the lobby. I have mentioned I am a hand washer, and in this bathroom they provide liquid
hand soap from a dispenser. The scent of the hand soap is like freshly mowed lawn grass. It is almost inexplicable how refreshing the aroma from this is while engaging in the washing
and rinsing on ones hands. The linger from this hand washing experience in my nose, is one of those not to be taken for granted type of things. This scent savoring is particularly
keen in the middle of the winter when there is snow outside - mental summer throw back's are automatic.