Sunday, April 12, 2009

Shadows



A few more images of the wonderful Yoshino cherry blossoms on the University of Washington campus. These trees on the Quad are nearing the end of their natural life cycle of 60 to 100 years. When a tree dies it will be replaced by another taken from cuttings years ago and now growing in a nursery, thus insuring many more years of spring cherry blossoms for students and visitors alike.

Visit more shadows here on Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.


11 comments:

Bibi said...

More beautiful nostalgic photos for me. Gorgeous. I have a new banner with flowers that resemble these, but are coral in color.

Happy Easter to you; ours is next week.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Raf, these are exquisiste! Such beautiful colors. Thank you! just the beauty I needed this evening!

Happy Easter -- whenever that is! Different, every where.

Jilly said...

How fabulous. Gorgeous shadows and amazing cherry blossom. Love the shot with that beautiful pathway. Happy Easter!

Julie said...

Pink shadows, now that's a first! The pathway is quite delicious, Raf.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh these are so pretty! I love cherry blossoms and I wish we had them growing over here. If we do have them I've never seen them :( That's great that cuttings from the trees are used to replace the ones that eventually need to be replaced. Would be such a shame if they just ceased to be one day!

joo said...

They are fabulous!

KT said...

Raf, These are beautiful. I also wish we had some of these near where I live.
KT

Small City Scenes said...

Pink Shadows.

Super serene shots. MB

That is the chicken said...

Wow! This is really spring! I love the low angle on the first shot and the shadows are great. We are nowhere near this close to spring yet so thank you for the glimpse of yours.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely, Raf. I haven't gotten there so far this spring, but still want to. Looks like I'd better hurry -:)

Kim said...

you caught that gorgeous afternoon light, the spring colors,and the canopy effect those branches make in the bench view from the pavers (my favorite vantage point).
Raf, were you once a UW student? Wonderful campus series of shots. I can tell you enjoyed yourself there.
-Kim