Monday, April 27, 2009

36/365 Flowering redbuds

I adore the redbud trees at this time of year in Indiana.

I love that they disguise themselves as ordinary green-leafed deciduous trees for the majority of the year, but for a few weeks in the spring, they add bright pops of lavender and magenta to the landscape.

While my other favorite pink spring trees -- magnolias -- are generally planted on purpose, redbuds are often scattered all over the place, in unassuming wild wooded areas.

Wouldn't it be nice if they retained their color throughout the growing season? (Seasonal allergy sufferers are probably screaming "No!" at the screen right now.)

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/125s, f/5.6 at ISO 125 at about 6:00 p.m.

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