Flowers—Lines—Ice

花の雨

Cherry blossom petals were already scattering.  Some fell straight down in  a spectacular blur of pink raindrops.  Others sailed like tiny clouds on the wind.  Eventually, they gathered in puddles at the sidewalk’s edge, drenched in the morning dew.

43 responses

  1. myfullresearch

    How many LIKES can I add ?
    mfr

    March 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

    • You are too kind, mfr! Always a pleasure to have you visit, thank you!

      March 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

  2. Ohhhh!! (I’m fainted with great beauty…..)

    March 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

    • ありがとうございます。あなたはとても親切です。

      March 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  3. Very sensual, even erotic photos.
    I like it, as I’m not dessicated monk (yet) 😀 😀
    Japanese describe it
    桜吹雪 / Sakura Fubuki (Snow storm of Cherry flower)

    March 28, 2012 at 11:58 am

    • Ahh, wonderful! 桜吹雪! Your side comments always crack me up! I look forward to reading your post; I see you have a new one. I’ll be over to read it sometime soon!

      March 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  4. Tender words…beautiful photos.

    March 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  5. These are so so beautiful. Love all the waterdrops.

    March 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  6. I’m torn between 1 and 4.

    March 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    • Same here! 🙂 I just love your apple blossom shot for today!

      March 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  7. Beautiful and poetic!

    March 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  8. Gorgeous—the blossoms are wonderful on their own, but the dew turns them into little jewels.

    March 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  9. Love the detail of the petals and water droplets in the first shot. Excellent.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  10. So very beautiful. Very fine work.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

  11. Love the blossoms with the water drops.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    • Thank you! Your recent bird photographs and the macro of the crocus are fantastic.

      March 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  12. Gorgeous!

    March 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  13. Fantastic images Melanie….top work (what do the characters mean?)

    March 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    • Thanks, Steve. My title could be interpreted in a few ways, but my main meaning is Rain of Cherry Blossoms.

      March 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

  14. these are so delightful!
    love this post 🙂

    March 28, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    • Kris, thank you so much for your recent visit and your many supportive comments. I’m really grateful. I so enjoyed the beautiful spring blossoms you posted today, and especially related to your wish that you could somehow capture the fragrance! I wonder if one day we’ll have the technology for that! Some amazing camera that will be. 🙂

      March 31, 2012 at 12:28 am

  15. Steve Barnes

    Ah, delicate beauties, every one!

    March 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  16. Beautiful photos, beautiful title!

    March 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

  17. George Weaver

    These are all so delicate and fine, Lemony. Rain of Cherry Blossoms. Photographic Haiga. Your picture poems remind me of Basho’s haiku:

    The leafless cherry,
    Old as a toothless woman,
    Blooms in flowers,
    Mindful of its youth.

    March 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

    • Thank you so much, George. I am really honored that you would associate my post with haiga. I also very much enjoyed this haiku of Basho, one I do not recall reading before. What wonderful imagery! Thank you for sharing it with me.

      March 29, 2012 at 3:12 am

  18. George just nailed it for me! These are charming photos. It’s amazing to me to know they’re already on the ground, while here I’m celebrating the crocuses in bloom.

    March 29, 2012 at 3:21 am

    • Thank you, Lance. It is surprising that they’re already shedding their leaves. But that’s the way of it, isn’t it… That’s the allure of the cherry blossom, too: its exquisite, heartbreaking, ephemeral beauty.

      March 31, 2012 at 12:24 am

  19. WOW! How I love colours in our life… Thank you for sharing with us dear Melanie, made me so happy to watch them. With my love, nia

    March 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  20. Yas

    Lemony, these photos are beyond spectacular 😀
    A very, very lovely post ^_^

    March 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    • Thank you, Yas. I’m really glad you like them!

      March 31, 2012 at 12:36 am

      • Yas

        🙂

        March 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  21. Melanie, these are exquisite. Very well done! 🙂

    March 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

  22. These photos are so delicate and stunning.
    I love all of them, but definitely my favorite is the third one, the drops there look like they were placed in the perfect position.

    March 30, 2012 at 5:32 am

  23. ¡Que imágenes mas bellas! enhorabuena, abrazos

    That most beautiful pictures! congratulations, hugs

    April 29, 2012 at 12:54 am

    • You are so very kind to visit and spend time with some of my photographs. I’m delighted to have you here. Thank you for your kind words. Abrazos!

      April 29, 2012 at 2:07 am

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