Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The year of the locusts

This year has been the year of the locusts around here...not the insect but the tree. I have never seen so many locusts in bloom as this year. I could not narrow my choices down any more than this...and I am apt to have some another day. Every where you look, there are locusts in bloom. I hope you enjoy them. And please enlarge the photos--they are well worth it. Also, the ones with the real blue sky are not from photo software, but were not quite that way in real life. Almost, but not quite. I think it is from my polarizer, but I have never had it work this good....or maybe it was just a fluke of my camera in the good direction rather than how every now and then a picture or two will turn out totally I had a couple that the color was totally washed out--no way to save them even with software. And there was no reason for them to be that way.
Please click to enlarge and get the full effect!


napaboaniya said...

At first read I thought as well that you were talking about the insects locusts and my eyes open wide :P

These locust tree blooms really seem to beautify the whole place very well.
Don't think it's a fluke on your camera!! Those are nice shots!! :)

Luke said...

these are beautiful flowers!

judi said...

That is a massive group of blossoms! Great pictures.

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow i have never heard of a locust tree and i might say they are quite beautiful...

I am early on the sky watch because i am leaving tomorrow to go camping for a few days with our rver's group but will catch up when i get home

Baba said...

A wonderful series of photos.
These are absolutely beautiful!!

Carletta said...

Lovely Rose.
The locust trees here have already bloomed. I took a picture in my yard and haven't gotten around to using it. I remember my Dad trimming them every year on the hillside above his garden.
Have a great day!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Rose, I never heard about a Locust Tree but seeing it I hink it was a lovely and colourful one.
And how do it's flowers smell?
Well, I guess.
Great photos.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rose
This is the first time since this morning I have been able to blog... P.C. glitch I think.. anyhow..
These are stunning and the blue of the sky is awesome... I have a UV lens with my camera but never used it.. maybe I might give it a go.
Your Locust tree have put on a great show, I checked out the blossom and the leaves I do not think we have this tree over here or at least where I live.... I must keep my eye open..
Tom :O)

Tommy V said...

great pictures

Kay said...

I came to see your sky watch and stayed to see your locusts. How very, very beautiful they are! I would have taken a million shots.