This flower looks much better in red or reddish color – the name suit it better – bleeding hearts. It is possible that the white bleeding hearts (also known as Alba) is more unique than the good old reddish bleeding heart. The picture below was taken on May 17, 2011 at a friend’s place – showing the real bleeding hearts.
The crab apple flower is now in its peak bloom – a few more days from now it will turn all white and start shedding. That will be one of the most annoying time because they will be all over the front entrance and every step I take will definitely drag some of the fallen petals into the house. Last year by May 1st all the petals were already on the ground (http://skyheartphotography.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/may-1-2012-fallen/)
Oops – no flower today. I was in my backyard and I saw a a lot of seagulls making a lot of noise and seem to fighting over something on the ground. Being a photo blogger that I am, I immediately dashed into the house, grab my camera and started photographing away. Although the sky was not as dramatic as that, for some reason the picture came out quite dramatic. I like how the birds looked like something came out of photoshop. I have never known why seagulls are protected – so I binged it and found out that “All native wild birds in the U.S. are protected by law”
Later after I the birds are gone – my dog ran sneaked out of my backyard and headed towards where the seagulls were. Apparently some kids left some Cheetos on the ground. I guess I should have taken a picture of my dog with her snout inside the Cheetos wrapper.
After several nice days the weather turned a little bit. We could use the rain so, the rain is a nice change. The weather is getting colder for a few days so, it’s time to hunker down again and do the indoor stuff. As I walked out of my house to head out to work, I noticed this nice contrast of the rain drops, the sky and the beautiful crab apple blossom.
There is crab apple tree in front of my house that in summer and fall causes a lot of work in keeping the house clean. Whether is it the petals in late spring, the leaves and the crab apple in late fall, it is a constant source of work. It is except early spring and the bloom is just so magnificent. To think that I had a chainsaw one time getting ready to cut it down. Luckily, at the time, the chainsaw malfunctioned and the tree was spared.
The valley is alive with all kind of flower. If you are looking, you would see a pattern by now that I am seriously going for the May Flower theme here and I am trying to have as many flower shots as I can for the month of May. I was in Frankenmuth today photographing baseball game and this patch of flowering grass caught my eyes.
Magnolia is another beautiful flower that is usually short lived. I don’t have Magnolia but several houses in the neighborhood has them so I walked around the neighborhood to some some good flowers to photograph. I even had some friendly neighbor that invited me to get closer to the flowers.