Monday, April 26, 2010

A Unique Spring

I am amazed that Spring has been so warm this year. Places I visit and photograph on an annual basis have bloomed almost a month early! I photographed these cherry blossoms two weeks ago at Highland Park and when I visited a week later, they had already fallen from the trees. This beautiful patch of daffodils had a flood of forsythia blooming behind it and the next week, they were done.

The Magnolia, which usually bloom around Mother's Day are dropping petals already. Is 2010 an aberration or will this be a trend? Only time will tell.

Living along the lakeshore, flowers bloom later and once they bloom, they usually last longer because of the cooler weather. Our Daffodils and tulips are just blossoming now and are still beautiful. The apples trees are just beginning to bud and we should see acres of blossoms in another week or so.
The roads around Hilton and Hamlin give great views of pink and white trees. It's a lovely sight!

I'll be out taking photographs when they are in full bloom. Check back soon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Daffodil Days

It's only the beginning of April and, although I ordinarily hold Daffodil Days in late April and early May, this year looks different. The warm weather has made everything bloom very early which means I'm choosing earlier dates.

We generally have good luck with weather as you'll see in the show below. We pick backup dates for most sessions so no one is disappointed. I've always thought however, that it would be great fun to take portraits in a light rain. How cute would it be to have your children dressed in colorful rain coats and boots or with bare feet and umbrellas? I haven't had any takers yet, but maybe this will be the year.

I went to the park today and found that many of the flowering trees were blooming, almost a month early! Dogwood, cherry and even the Magnolia were showing blooms. The daffodil patch I use is just showing signs of blooming so, in another week, they should be beautiful!

I'll start sessions on April 19 and should be able to continue through the end of April. This also means I'll be able to have portraits ready for Mother's Day gifts.

If you're interested in reserving a session time, contact me for details.

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