Cherry Blossoms in our Front Yard, April 24, 2003

Our entire street is planted with cherry trees, and for a few weeks in spring, the effect is stunning.

The tree in our front yard in full bloom

This is the tree in our front yard.

Closer look at the blossoms with a beautiful blue sky

A closer look.

Blossoms in close focus

This may be my favorite picture I've ever taken. It's certainly up there. I love the way the one cluster of blossoms in the foreground is sunlit and in focus, while all the other blossoms are in shadow and blurred. I think the composition is pretty interesting, too. I'm using this as the background picture on my laptop now.

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