Echeveria

orange pink bloom on echeveria cactus

Echeveria

I took advantage of some beautiful morning light this morning to try to get a shot of the bloom on the Echeveria Cactus on my deck.  Although I’ve owned it for a couple of years, this is the first time it has ever bloomed for me, surprising me with these beautiful pink/orange flowers.

Pink Tulip

spring pink garden tulip

Pink Tulip

Several days ago, I went out in search of some nice shots of my favorite Spring flower – the tulip.  The colors of this one were so soft and beautiful.  Funny, I had taken a million (well, almost) shots, and this particular flower caught my eye after I had finished up and was on my way back to the car.  Without as much “technical thought” I just bent down and snapped the picture remembering the words of a photography mentor who said, “sometimes I’ll take a few hundred pictures to get just one or two shots that I like.”  In this case, I’m glad I kept shooting.

Pretty in Pink

Spring pink trees in bloom

Pretty in Pink

I am so enjoying the beauty of all of the colors this Spring.  These bright pink blossoms were especially eye catching set against the stark coldness of the tree branch.  I find it just a comforting and amazing reminder that every year, following the quiet dormancy of winter, and with the coming of Spring, all things are made new… and beautifully so.