Apricot Blossoms in Shades of Pink

I had spring fever yesterday so Brigette and I took an hour at lunch to drive around the orchards where we live.  The fruit trees are coming to life, the hills are green and the sky is so blue.  We drove the back roads through farmland.  It’s wonderful to see at this time of year!

The colors of nature are something to see.  To think that each of these little flowers will become apricots!

The pinks will become the colors of apricots.  Mother nature knows what she’s doing!  It would be fun to see the palette on a cloudy day.

 

I hope you are enjoying some signs of spring where you live.  It’s about time don’t you think?  I’m spending the weekend working on quilt designs.  I can’t wait to show you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Anne


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  • Rachel - Beautiful! Spring has arrived in your part of the continent. Up here, we’re still covered in 6′ of snow! Come over and have a look at March in Alberta:
    http://plainjane21.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducingbe-yourself.html

    Have a lovely, Spring-y weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Beautiful photo of apricot blossoms and wonderful color pallet Anne! Glad you are taking time to photograph the blossoms for us! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Might those colors be the new colors of a new fabric collection?! They are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - That’s beautiful, can’t wait until spring gets here. We’re still having very gloomy days, but at least the snow is melting off. Thanks for the preview of spring!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - Thanks for the beautiful Spring pictures. In my corner of Ontario, Canada, there are banks of snow still but I know spring is coming here too.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer O. - Wow Anne, your pictures are so refreshing to see! Thank you! Got to love Califorina to be a head of the game. This is what we are going through out here…

    http://gablehousesewing.blogspot.com/2011/03/march-and-marching-right-along.html

    It will come to us soon too and I am running out of paceints like every one esle still in the cold areas. Have a great weekend Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley Albertson Owens (sao) - I loved your spring time pictures – and the colors are just wonderful!

    sao in Midlothian, VAReplyCancel

  • Marcia P. - Yay for you for taking some time to wonder about and soak up the good stuff! The spring is beautiful but we are a bit sad to see winter go. You see we walk around a wetland area on our land in the winter. The sky can be gray and still but it is so quite and peaceful. so in the bleakest part of winter I soak up the peace of a sleeping mother nature. Really makes you feel like the planet is alive. Can’t wait to see you new designs!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy C in NC - I love Spring – outside my window looks like a beautiful quilt – Spring Green, Forsythia Yellow, Purple Hyacinths, Redbud Tree, Apple Blosom pink, White Bradford Pear, and Jonquils peach yellow. Judy CReplyCancel

  • Kim - Funny that you are all sick of winter and here I am in Australia so…….. sick of summer. It’s actually supposed to be autumn (fall). I just can’t wait for things to start cooling down. It has been a long hot (very humid) summer. Your photos are beautiful, I am definitely coming to America some day. Looking forward to your new designs! Kim, AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Pat - It is so nice to see signs of spring, So far the only signs of spring that I am seeing is the daffodils are starting to peek their heads out of the ground. Your pictures are beautiful and surely makes me feel like spring is out there somewhere.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Thanks for the great pics, makes me think there is still hope of seeing spring here once the mounds of snow finally disappear. This has been one LONG winter! Like you, I am always in awe of the cycle of the flowering plants, love watching them go from bud to flower to fruit. I’m picturing what a beautiful quilt the color blocks you shared would make….do I see a new line in the making? :-)ReplyCancel

  • Barb - To Kim in Australia – it can be very hot and very humid in many parts of America, too. But I love the change in seasons – I think you really appreciate Mother Nature so much more when you experience all four seasons in the extreme! And America is a beautiful country – so come visit!

    Of course, after this long, hard winter, we can’t help but love Anne’s beautiful photos of apricot blossoms. I’m looking forward to spring, too. I know it’s coming sometime…soon… I hope!!!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieO - My favorite spring color is green, but I am not surprised yours is pink :) It is spring here already in SoCalif. I need to get my flower bed planted so all is full and gorgeous in time for a Mother’s Day brunch I throw every year.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - the daffodils are blooming around town. Thanks for sharing the apricot trees. Always wondered what they look like.ReplyCancel